Thermal gradient in copper

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Hi,

Suppose a copper block is heated on one side so that one end is at 800K. Given the dimensions of the copper block, is there a way of calculating the temperature of a point in the block distance x from the heated end after a given time?

With many thanks,

Froskoy.
 

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Andy Resnick
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This is a standard problem exhaustively treated in, for example, Mikhailov and Ozisik's "Unified analysis and solutions of heat and mass diffusion".
 
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If it can be assumed that there are no heat losses from the sides of the block then the equation for rate of heat flow is:
ΔQ/Δt = k A Δθ/Δx Δθ/Δx is the temperature gradient
 
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Thanks! Your replies were really useful.
 

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