**HEATSOLV **is a suite of programs for predicting heat flow and
temperatures in foodstuffs.

It uses a finite difference solution
of the 1-D heat equation.

- The user may specify an arbitrary number of time
steps
- The initial temperature distribution may be uniform
or non-uniform
- The temperature of the external medium and the
surface heat transfer coefficients can be time varying
- The thermal properties can depend on
temperature, including phase change: these are supplied by the user or
COSTHERM2
- A number of geometries are supported, as are
layered materials
- The results of the temperature predictions may
be displayed in various ways:
*T(x,t) vs x, T(x,t) vs t, T(x,t)*in 3-D.