Accession Number:

ADA034950

Title:

Heat Conduction in Three Dimensions.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-06

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

An applications-oriented numerical solution to the heat diffusion equation in three dimensions, with local temperature dependence in the thermal parameters and including phase changes, has been developed. Comparisons with exact one-dimensional solutions and experimental data indicate better than 10 accuracy in predicting internal slab temperatures. Rapid thermalization of water-cooled mirrors under high power densities is predicted. Possible applications to work in thermal signatures or irradiated targets are suggested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE