The Temperature Distribution Within a Sphere Placed in a Directed Uniform Heat Flux and Allowed to Radiatively Cool

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D. Duffy

Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. 20771

J. Heat Transfer 107(1), 28-32 (Feb 01, 1985) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3247397 History: Received February 24, 1984; Online October 20, 2009


The temperature field within a sphere is found when the sphere is heated by a directed heat flux and cooled by blackbody radiation. For small heat fluxes, the analytic solution is obtained by transform methods. For large heat fluxes, the solution is computed numerically.

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