Thermal Traces of a Buried Heat Source

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R. D. Small, D. Weihs

Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

J. Heat Transfer 99(1), 47-52 (Feb 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450653 History: Received May 27, 1976; Online August 11, 2010


An exact solution in series form is presented for the steady temperature distribution in a semi-infinite solid medium bounded internally by a spherical inclusion of uniform temperature. Heat transfer at the interface is via convection. The solution is obtained by means of a transformation to a bispherical coordinate system. Surface temperatures, which are of engineering interest for monitoring purposes, are also calculated.

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