Furnace/Heat Exchange Problem

About 7 years ago in one of my master program courses at The University of Texas at Dallas we were assigned a project that involved the simulation of a furnace. The requirement was that it would be solved three different ways, in process, RPC, and forks.

The main crux of the problem though was a simulation of a furnace and the heat dissipation. The problem was down to a grid of cells, each with its own temperature, and the temperature would change based off of the neighbor cells. There was also a burner in the simulation, that would turn on when the temperature of cells would get below a set threshold.

I figured that this would be a good problem to try solving in Clojure, but I can not remember the overall problem description in order to make an attempt at it.

If anybody knows the problem I am describing, please let me know, as I haven’t been able to find the right terms to search against, so now I am asking for help from the Hive-Mind.


1 thought on “Furnace/Heat Exchange Problem

  1. clartaq

    Have you tried searching for “heat transfer”. The transfer of heat among cells at different temperatures is described by some simple differential equations, easily (?) simulated in program code.

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