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# A plate of thickness 2L surface area As mass M and specific heat cp initially at a uniform temperature Ti is suddenly heated on both surfaces by a convection process

A plate of thickness 2L, surface area As, mass M, and specific heat cp, initially at a uniform temperature Ti, is suddenly heated on both surfaces by a convection process (T, h) for a period of time to, following which the plate is insulated. Assume that the midplane temperature does not reach T within this period of time.

(a) Assuming Bi ≫ 1 for the heating process, sketch and label, on T–x coordinates, the following temperature distributions: initial, steady-state (t →∞), T(x, to), and at two intermediate times between t to and t →∞.

(b) Sketch and label, on T – t coordinates, the midplane and exposed surface temperature distributions. (c) Repeat parts (a) and (b) assuming Bi ≪ 1 for the plate.

(d) Derive an expression for the steady-state temperature T(x, ∞) Tf, leaving your result in terms of plate parameters (M, cp), thermal conditions (Ti, T, h), the surface temperature T(L, t), and the heating time to.

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