Table 2 

Classical models for effective thermal conductivity of mixtures 

Models 
Expressions 
Remarks 


Maxwell 
Spherical particles 

HamiltonCrosser 
n = 3 for spheres n = 6 for cylinders 

Jeffrey 
Spherical particles 

Davis 
Highorder terms represent pair interaction of randomly dispersed sphere 

LuLin 
Spherical and nonspherical particles 



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