Steady-State Temperature Distribution in Conducting Square

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Laplace's differential equation in two dimensions, with representing a stationary temperature field, is solved in a square region. Uniform and controllable boundary conditions along the edges (excepting the corners) are considered, in a temperature range of -300 °C to 300 °C. The resulting isotherms are plotted.

Contributed by: Hernan Vivas (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Snapshot 1: borders at 0 ºC

Snapshot 2: left border at 150 ºC and right border at -150 ºC; top and bottom are kept at 0 ºC

Snapshot 3: borders held at 150 ºC

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