## THERMAL SCIENCE

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### Thermal Science - Online First

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### Fractal approach to explanation of silkworm cocoon's biomechanism

**ABSTRACT**

Fractal calculus is an excellent tool to explaining natural phenomena in porous media. In this paper, we first give a simple introduction on He's fractal derivative, and then it is used to establish a model for thermal conduction of silkworm cocoon to reveal its bio-mechanism. The theoretical results obtained in this paper are helpful for the biomimetic design.

**KEYWORDS**

PAPER SUBMITTED: 2019-09-15

PAPER REVISED: 2020-05-20

PAPER ACCEPTED: 2020-05-20

PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2021-01-31

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