## THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

### AN ANALYSIS OF HEAT CONDUCTION IN POLAR BEAR HAIRS USING ONE-DIMENSIONAL FRACTIONAL MODEL

**ABSTRACT**

Hairs of a polar bear are of superior properties such as the excellent thermal protection. The polar bears can perennially live in an extremely cold environment and can maintain body temperature at around 37 °C. Why do polar bears can resist such cold environment? Its membrane-pore structure plays an important role. In the previous work, we established a 1-D fractional heat conduction equation to reveal the hidden mechanism for the hairs. In this paper, we further discuss solutions and parameters of the equation established and analyze heat conduction in polar bear hairs.

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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2015-01-18

PAPER REVISED: 2015-07-07

PAPER ACCEPTED: 2015-12-20

PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2016-08-13

**THERMAL SCIENCE** YEAR

**2016**, VOLUME

**20**, ISSUE

**3**, PAGES [785 - 788]

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