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Natural Convection Model for Rectangular Heat Sinks

Natural Convection Model for Rectangular Heat Sinks

Online calculator that predicts heat transfer from natural convection rectangular heat sinks. The online model incorporates a fin efficiency function, and allows for both single and back-to-back configurations.


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Cinthia Astrid Reyes Lozano
1 year ago
I tried a couple of different sets of numbers with the calculator. I think this can be used after explaining fins, efficiency and natural convection models. Students can compare their own calculations with it.
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour
Patrick Mensah
Patrick Mensah (Faculty)
17 years ago
I have spent some time browsing the applet, used it and presented it to my
introduction to heat transfer students to use it. This online calculator is easy
to use and has potential of enhancing learning if students undersatnding the
models it is based on.
Used in course? Yes