Hello everyone, i am trying to solve the 1-dimensional heat equation under the boundary condition of a constant heat flux (unequal zero). The heat flux is on the left and on the right bound and is representing the heat input into the material through convective heat transfer. I am using pdepe to solve the heat equation and with dirichlet boundary conditions it is working. To represent the heat flux i was thinking of a Neumann boundary condition, but i can't figure out how to contribute the value of the heat flux into the boundary condition. For a heat flux of zero (isolation) the code would look like this (leaving out the declaration of the parameters):

`function u0=IC(x)u0=T_0;endfunction [pl,ql,pr,qr]=BC(xl,ul,xr,ur,t)ql=1;pl=0;qr=1;pr=0;endfunction [c,f,s]=DGL(x,t,u,DuDx)c=1;f=a*DuDx;s=0;end% solution`

x=linspace(0,L,10);t=linspace(0,t_End,10);sol=pdepe(m,@PDE,@IC,@BC,x,t);u=sol(:,:,1);uu=sol(end,:,1);end

Now the heat flux being unequal zero, my idea was to modify pl and pr in dependence of the heat flux density, but i can't find a connection. Has anyone an idea?

Regards, Malte

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