2008 Volume 49 Issue 4 Pages 733-736
An examination of the concept of a microgeometry proposed by Benveniste reveals that the thermal conductivity of the concentric sphere adopted by generalized self-consistent model (GSCM) is equal to that of the composite. It is also noted that the thermal conductivities of the composite with spherical fillers predicted by GSCM and modified Eshelby model (MEM) are the same. These equivalencies enable to propose a simple and alternative approach for determining the thermal conductivity of the composite with multiply coated spherical fillers by applying MEM repeatedly. The present result is compared and shows the exact agreement with the results from literatures.