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Abstract

Studying the heat exchange of small, slender objects in a surrounding flow, we approximate the impact of extended heat sources by Dirac-distributions (point sources) with appropriate amplitudes in the context of slender-body theory. The proposed model for the source strength functions is deduced from analytical considerations (Green's functions) of the stationary two-dimensional heat equation. Numerical simulations show the L2-approximation quality of the strategy. (© 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)