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Analysis and synthesis of radiative heat transfer in longitudinal fins in free space and non-free space

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Authors
Johnson, Dennis R.
Subjects
Radiative heat transfer
longitudinal fins
free space and non-free space
Advisors
Kraus, Allan D.
Date of Issue
1990-06
Date
June 1990
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The objective of this thesis is to develop an interactive computer program that will analyze and synthesize radiative heat transfer in longitudinal fins. The analysis procedure determines the amount of heat transferred from the fin given the fin base temperature, fin dimensions and thermal properties. The synthesis procedure is the converse problems: it determines the size of the fin required to dissipate a specified amount of heat given the thermal characteristics of the fin. In addition, the program is capable of performing the analysissynthesis of three fin profiles (rectangular, trapezoidal and triangular) in two environments (free space and non-free space). Free space is considered as the absence of external heat sources or interception of the heat dissipated by the fin whereas non-free space includes the effect of external heat sources and neighboring structures. A theoretical analysis of heat transfer from radiating longitudinal fins will be presented along with a user oriented computer program. Finally, detailed examples will be provided to illustrate the different types of problems, profiles and environments.
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Thesis
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Department
Departmente of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
ix, 149 p. ill.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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