Accession Number:

AD0461662

Title:

SOLUTION OF TRANSIENT HEAT TRANSFER PROBLEMS FOR FLAT PLATES, CYLINDERS, AND SPHERES BY FINITE-DIFFERENCE METHODS

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL SYSTEMS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This report presents finite-difference forward heat transfer equations applicable to transient, radial heat flow in spheres and cylinders and applicable to transient, one-dimensional heat flow in flat plates. By minor manipulations, a single heat transfer procedure can be utilized easily to determine the transient heat flow in all three basic structure configurations. For each skin configuration the accuracy of the finite-difference procedure, compared with exact analytical methods, depends on optimum selection of the calculation time increment and the incremental distance between temperature nodes in relation to the material thermal properties and on the closeness of the approximate temperature gradients to the true gradients.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE