Thermal-Wave Fields in Spherical Coordinates
This chapter begins with spherical thermal-wave fields generated by a point source, spatially spherically asymmetric distributions, as well as azimuthally symmetric sources. The experimentally important Gaussian photothermal source distribution is then examined in some detail in cases of optically opaque and absorbing spheres. Spherically symmetric sources and hollow spheres are then treated in the spirit of Theorem 7.1. Finally, the chapter closes with the derivation of thermal-wave fields in spherical cones.
KeywordsHeat Transfer Coefficient Green Function Spherical Coordinate Thermophysical Property Hollow Sphere
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