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Hello.

Iīve been working in the cooling of an iron cube in a molten salt bath, and by advice from someone here, I used the patching method to put the two volumes at different temperatures.

The problem is that the two volumes donīt interact at all if I donīt specify boundary conditions (which I donīt want to impose to see how the cooling develops). So, am I doing something wrong, or it canīt be done without specifying boundary conditions?

Thanks in advandce
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