An Experimental Technique for Determining the Diffusion Effect of Braze Material on the Thermal Conductance of Thin Copper Fins

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R. P. Forslund

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

J. Heat Transfer 94(3), 273-275 (Aug 01, 1972) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3449927 History: Received June 07, 1971; Online August 11, 2010


The purpose of this communication is to report on a successful technique for the measurement of thermal conductance in thin radiating fins. This work was required in the development of a lightweight radiator–condenser for the mercury Rankine cycle of the SNAP II program at Atomics International.

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