Determination of optimum profile of one-dimensional cooling fins

S. K. Hati, S. S. Rao

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The optimum design of an one-dimensional cooling fin is considered by including all modes of heat transfer in the problem formulation. The minimum principle of Pontryagin is applied to determine the optimum profile. A new technique is used to solve the reduced differential equations with split boundary conditions. The optimum profile found is compared with the one obtained by considering only conduction and convection

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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