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Unformatted text preview: heat transfer to be towards the node, the finite difference equations for the nodes are obtained to be as follows: 4 node bottom right top left = + + + T T T T T Node 1: 4 2 120 50 1 2 = + + T T Node 2: 120 2 50 2 ) ( 2 2 1 2 3 2 2 = + + + + l T kl l T T kl l T T l k l T l k T T hl 120C 1 2 3 h , T Insulated 50C Node 3: 120 2 2 ) ( 3 3 2 3 = + + l T l k l T T l k T T hl where l = 0.1 m, k = 12 W/m C, h =30 W/m 2 C, and T =25 C. This system of 3 equations with 3 unknowns constitute the finite difference formulation of the problem. ( b ) The 3 nodal temperatures under steady conditions are determined by solving the 3 equations above simultaneously with an equation solver to be T 1 = 85.7 C, T 2 =86.4 C, T 3 =87.6 C 564...
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 Fall '10
 Dr.DanielArenas
 Thermodynamics, Convection, Mass, Heat

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