Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 648-653

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A numerical analysis to the non-linear fin problem

  • Rafael CortellAffiliated withDepartment of Applied Physics, Polytechnic University of Valencia Email author 

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In this paper a numerical analysis is carried out to obtain the temperature distribution within a single fin. It is assumed that the heat transfer coefficient depends on the temperature. The complete highly non-linear problem is solved numerically and the variations of both, dimensionless surface temperature and dimensionless surface temperature gradient as well as heat transfer characteristics with the governing non-dimensional parameters of the problem are graphed and tabulated.

Key words

Fins Ordinary differential equations (ODEs) Numerical solution Heat transfer

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