Construction of an apparatus demonstrating the application of the heat equation to a stainless steel plate.
Article Type:
Brief Article
Heat engineering (Tests, problems and exercises)
Science projects
Heat (Measurement)
Castille, D.
Crider, D.
Lisantti, J.
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Name: The Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences Publisher: Louisiana Academy of Sciences Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Science and technology Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2000 Louisiana Academy of Sciences ISSN: 0096-9192
Date: Annual, 2000
Product Code: 9106428 Solid Waste R&D; 8500000 Science, Research & Development; 8515100 Basic Research NAICS Code: 92411 Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs; 5417 Scientific Research and Development Services SIC Code: 8730 Research and Testing Services
Geographic Scope: Louisiana; United States Geographic Code: 1U7LA Louisiana; 1USA United States

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An apparatus was designed and constructed with the purpose of demonstrating the solution to the heat equation in a square stainless steel plate. The temperatures of two sides of the plate were raised using strip heaters and the other two sides were kept at room temperature using water-cooling. The strip heaters were powered with 110Vac and controlled with ordinary dimmer switches. Hoses supplied water from a faucet to strips of metal, which in turn cooled two sides of the plate. In this talk, results will be presented using this apparatus to measure the temperature distribution across the plate and comparing the results to theoretical predictions using the heat equation.

Castille, D., D. Crider, and J. Lisantti. CC.
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