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The Optics Of Heat Conduction In Solids
Author(s): Frederick E. Alzofon
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Paper Abstract

This paper developes the optics of heat conduction in solids by analogy, progressing from a physically justified foundation to a complete parallel with geometrical and physical optics. As a consequence, a wholesale adaptation of optical theory and technology to the conduction of heat in solids becomes possible, with many applications to thermography. The analogy includes a detailed heat transfer analogue of double refraction in thermally anisotropic materials,which are assuming a greater role in fabrication of high technology aircraft.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 1987
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 0780, Thermosense IX: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (11 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940520
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Frederick E. Alzofon, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0780:
Thermosense IX: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control
Robert P. Madding, Editor(s)

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