Heat Conduction in Three Dimensions.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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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
- Lasers and Masers