The Thermistor Problem with Hyperbolic Electrical Conductivity
Asian Research Journal of Mathematics,
This paper presents the one-dimensional, positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistor equation, using the hyperbolic-tangent function as an approximation to the electrical conductivity of the device. The hyperbolic-tangent function describes the qualitative behaviour of the evolving solution of the thermistor in the entire domain. The steady state solution using the new approximation yielded a distribution of device temperature over the spatial dimension and all the phases of the temperature distribution of the device without having to look for a moving boundary. The analysis of the steady state solution and the numerical solution of the unsteady state is presented in the paper.
- electrical –conductivity
- method of lines.
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