## THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

### ESTIMATION OF THE LENGTH CONSTANT OF A LONG COOLING FIN BY AN ANCIENT CHINESE ALGORITHM

**ABSTRACT**

In this paper, an ancient Chinese algorithm is used to estimate the length constant of a long cooling fin, and an approximate solution formulation is obtained. The obtained results show that this method is a simple but promising method without any requirement for advanced calculus.

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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2010-07-10

PAPER REVISED: 2010-09-10

PAPER ACCEPTED: 2010-11-18

**THERMAL SCIENCE** YEAR

**2011**, VOLUME

**15**, ISSUE

**Supplement 1**, PAGES [S149 - S152]

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