An approximate solution of the nonlinear fin problem with temperature-dependent thermal conductivity and heat transfer coefficient

Sin Kim, Joo Hyun Moon, Cheng Hung Huang

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Abstract

An approximate analytical solution of the nonlinear straight fin problem is proposed. It is assumed that the heat transfer coefficient and the thermal conductivity are arbitrary functions dependent on the temperature. The approximate solution is obtained by linearizing the fin equation about an arbitrary reference temperature and then the linearized equation is solved. The proposed approximate solution is successfully compared with the numerical solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number038
Pages (from-to)4382-4389
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume40
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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