Approximate Solutions of Canonical Heat Conduction Equations

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B. D. Vujanović

Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

S. E. Jones

Department of Engineering Mechanics, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0278

J. Heat Transfer 112(4), 836-842 (Nov 01, 1990) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2910489 History: Received June 12, 1989; Revised January 04, 1990; Online May 23, 2008


We consider three analytical methods for finding the approximate solutions of one-dimensional, transient, and nonlinear heat conduction problems based upon the canonical equations of heat transfer. The first method can be considered as a generalization or refinement of the integral method. The second is an iterative method similar to that of Targ utilized in boundary layer theory. The third method is a variational procedure introduced in the spirit of Gauss’ variational principle of least constraint.

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