A method of computing the transient temperature of thick walls from arbitrary variation of adiabatic-wall temperature and heat-transfer coefficient

P. R. Hill
Oct 1957

A method of calculating the temperature of thick walls has been developed in which are used relatively new concepts, such as the time series and the response to a unit triangle variation of surface temperature, together with essentially standard formulas for transient temperature and heat flow into thick walls. The method can be used without knowledge of the mathematical tools of its development. The method is particularly suitable for determining the wall temperature in one-dimensional thermal problems in aeronautics where there is a continuous variation of the heat-transfer coefficient and adiabatic-wall temperature.

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