Heat Generation and Conduction through Composite Walls

Temperature profiles are calculated through three walls in series with a contact resistance (selected with a slider) between each pair of walls. Heat is generated at a constant rate in either wall A or B (selected with the dropdown menu), and a slider selects the rate of heat generation. The left side of wall A is insulated, and heat is transferred from the right side of wall C to the flowing air, which is at 20°C. The distance between the walls is exaggerated so that the temperature profile is more easily seen.

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This simulation was made at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  Authors: Adam J. Johnston, Patrick Doyle, Neil Hendren

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