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