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1-D heat equation-boundary conditions

  1. Apr 29, 2010 #1
    Consider an aluminum cylindrical rod 1.0 meter long connecting two heat reservoirs.
    Both of the reservoirs are maintained at T=300 K. Initially, the cylinder is at 300 K,
    except for the center point of the cylinder which has been rapidly irradiated to a
    temperature of 600 K. There is no heat loss from the rod. Consider the system to be one-dimensional.

    How do i find the boundary conditions?
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  3. Apr 30, 2010 #2


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    What do you think? Although we can't give you the answer, you'll likely get helpful comments if you post your reasoning and best answer.
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