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Two-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction Excel Spread Sheet Calculator
Two-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction. Evaluate the analytical solution for steady-state conduction in a unit square with one boundary held at a different temperature than the other three and returns a raised contour plot of the results. This particular problem is used frequently to demonstrate separation-of-variables as a solution technique for PDE's. The user can change the number of terms to be included in the evaluation of the infinite series. A new, second worksheet animates the process of adding terms to the series. Quite a few are needed in this particular problem to get a good solution here - because of the discontinuity at two of the corners and the animation shows the Gibbs phenomenon clearly.