thermal equilibrium


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thermal equilibrium

n.
The condition under which two substances in physical contact with each other exchange no heat energy. Two substances in thermal equilibrium are said to be at the same temperature.
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Noun1.thermal equilibrium - a state in which all parts of a system are at the same temperature
equilibrium - a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
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In this regard, it is also interesting to note that when faced with non-compliant experimental facts, scientists often invoke the inability to reach thermal equilibrium.
Nevertheless, the shell in reality was hardly in thermal equilibrium conditions, so the inverse method provided more realistic effective heat capacity values for modeling.
The tests were considered long enough to significantly disturb the subsurface thermal equilibrium when the ROI is beyond 0.
The homogeneous phase models of the previous section rely on thermal equilibrium between the phases considered.
Focuses on the question then become how thermal equilibrium is established between body parts; e.
In the homogenous model, the liquid and vapor phases are considered to be in thermal equilibrium and moving at the same velocity.
After thermal equilibrium was reached, the expansion of the material was conducted vice versa and again the temperature change was measured.
Vapor phase also offers processing advantages with large mass connectors because the thermal equilibrium is superior.
This measures sample enthalpy that is characteristic of prior thermal history where the material has had a chance to relax slowly towards thermal equilibrium at the chosen temperature, i.
During the experiments, the initial temperature of the reaction cell was set at around 20[degrees]C after which the cell temperature was raised to 100[degrees]C at a 5[degrees]C/min heating rate and retained for 30 minutes at 100[degrees]C in order to reach thermal equilibrium in the reaction cell.
In this case the thermal equilibrium began after 15-20 s, and the temperature of rolls reached 350-370 [degrees]C.