Heat Flow Theory

  • William M. Steen

Abstract

When considering the prospect of mathematical modelling a process there are at least two schools of thought. One says “why bother?” and hopes it will go away; the other says “why not?” and plunges in with glee regardless of direction. Both these attitudes miss the point that mathematical modelling is only a tool to help our understanding or control of a process. The status of modelling has changed dramatically with easy access to computers. Scientific reasoning no longer stops with the derivation of a differential equation since these are now all soluble by numerical methods. Software packages can be made which are the models, and once they are made they are available to anyone who wishes to turn them on!

Keywords

Nickel Convection Welding Brittle Boiling 

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