RECOVERY OF THE TEMPERATURE OF THE SURFACE OF A COPPER ELECTRODE IN ELECTRICAL CONTACT SINTERINGO. G. Bel'chikova, V. N. Chizhov, and V. P. Sheryshev UDC 536.24:621.791 On the basis of solution of the inverse problem of heat conduction by a method of quasi-inversion we developed an algorithm for recovery of the temperature of the surface of contact of a copper electrode with sintered metal powder by results of temperature measurements at a certain depth in the electrode. Results of the numerical experiment which indicate the efficiency of the algorithm are presented. Altaisk State Agrarian University, Barnaul, Russia. Translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 76, No. 6, pp. 182-184, November-December, 2003. Original article submitted October 15, 2002; revision submitted March 13, 2003.