A thick aluminum block initially at 20°C is subjected to constant heat flux of 4000 W/m2 by an electric resistance heater whose top surface is insulated. Determine how much the surface temperature of the block will rise after 30 minutes.

2. Refractory bricks are used as linings for furnaces, and they generally have low thermal conductivity to minimize heat loss through the furnace walls. Consider a thick furnace wall lining with refractory bricks  where initially the wall has a uniform temperature of 15°C. If the wall surface is subjected to uniform heat flux of 20 kW/m2 , determine the temperature at the depth of 10 cm from the surface after an hour of heating time.


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