If a hot metal forging is cooled by dropping it into a pool of water, how many boundary/initial conditions do I need to solve for the temperature? I don't want to make any assumptions about temperature gradients within the forging itself (Biot number may be large, which precludes use of lumped capacitance method). If I start with the heat diffusion equation and eliminate generation, I need 2 boundary conditions for each of the three coordinate directions and 1 initial condition for the time dependent term, which is 7 conditions altogether?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Cooling of hot metal forging

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