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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2016, Article ID 7563215, 7 pages
Research Article

Three-Dimensional Unsteady State Temperature Distribution of Thin Rectangular Plate with Moving Point Heat Source

1Department of Applied Science, PVG’S College of Engineering, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
2Department of Mathematics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431004, India

Received 30 March 2016; Accepted 20 July 2016

Academic Editor: Dnyaneshwar S. Patil

Copyright © 2016 Yogita M. Ahire and Kirtiwant P. Ghadle. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper deals with the study of thermal stresses in thin rectangular plate subjected to point heat source which changes its place along -axis. Governing heat conduction equation has been solved by using integral transform technique. Results are obtained in the form of infinite series. As a special case, aluminum plate has been considered and results for thermal stresses have been computed numerically and graphically.