Conduction with Heat Generation
This chapter is devoted to the heat conduction processes when there is heat generation in the solid itself. Such processes are encountered in many applications. Here the treatment has been presented for plane wall, cylindrical, or spherical solids with a uniform rate of heat generation per unit volume with constant and variable thermal conductivity of the solid material. A treatment of the heat transfer through piston crown has been presented to determine the temperature distribution equation. A number of illustrative examples have been given.