Abstract

Heat transfer from a composite prolate spheroid under the third-type boundary condition is investigated using a Legendre series expansion. The model is verified against published data on cooling boiled eggs and also against the asymptotic solution of a composite sphere. The impact of Biot number on the heat transfer in spheroids with realistic dimensions and properties, such as eggs and olives, is investigated. The results are also presented for varying conductivity ratios and fractional volume of the inner part of the spheroid.

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