6.1 Short-time: introduction

Course subject(s) 6. Unsteady conduction and diffusion

In this module, heat conduction will be discussed further . In this first subsection, the concepts of unsteady heat conduction will be explained. This means that time will now be involved in several examples of heat conduction.

In this first chapter you will learn about the concepts of the so called penetration theory as well as some real life applications of Fick’s and Fourier’s law. Also, the time dependent nature of the transfer coefficients on a short time scale is discussed.

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