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RESEARCH PAPERS

Heat Conduction in Solids With Random Initial Conditions

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G. Ahmadi

School of Engineering, Pahlavi University, Shiraz, Iran

J. Heat Transfer 96(4), 474-477 (Nov 01, 1974) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450230 History: Received January 29, 1974; Online August 11, 2010

Abstract

The problem of heat conduction in solids with random initial condition is studied. A general theory is first discussed and several examples are considered. It is observed that the homogeneity of the random initial condition is sufficient for the homogeneity of the temperature field in an unbounded domain. But in bounded domains the random temperature field becomes nonhomogeneous even though the initial condition is homogeneous.

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