Correct Answer - Option 1 : Steady state heat conduction with heat generation

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Generalized 3D conduction equation is given by Fourier equation which is:

\(\frac{{{\partial ^2}T}}{{\partial {x^2}}} + \frac{{{\partial ^2}T}}{{\partial {y^2}}} + \frac{{{\partial ^2}T}}{{\partial {z^2}}} + \frac{{\dot q}}{k} = \frac{1}{\alpha }\left( {\frac{{\partial T}}{{\partial \tau }}} \right)\)

For Poisson's equation, the form of the equation should be ∇^{2}T + a = 0;

For **steady-state**, \(\frac{{\partial T}}{{\partial \tau }} = 0\)

**With heat generation**, the equation takes the form

\({\nabla ^2}T + \frac{q}{k} = 0 \Rightarrow Poisson's \; equation\)

**Without heat generation, **the equation takes the form

\({\nabla ^2}T = 0 \Rightarrow Laplace \; equation\)