Accession Number : AD0476190
Title : AN EXACT SOLUTION OF THE TRANSIENT TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN A SPHERICAL REGION SUBJECTED TO AN ARBITRARY HEAT FLUX
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : GM DEFENSE RESEARCH LABS SANTA BARBARA CA AEROSPACE OPERATIONS DEPT
Personal Author(s) : Matula, Richard A
Report Date : Nov 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : An exact solution to the heat conduction equation is developed for a solid spherical region subjected to an arbitrary time-independent surface heat flux. It is assumed that the thermal properties are independent of temperature and that no sources or sinks exist in the region. It is shown that the solution is valid for heated, cooled, or thermally insulated regions.
Descriptors : *ATMOSPHERE ENTRY , *CONDUCTION(HEAT TRANSFER) , *HEAT TRANSFER , AERODYNAMIC HEATING , EQUATIONS , HEAT FLUX , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , SPHERES , TEMPERATURE
Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE