Contents - Index


This library provides steady-state conduction functions for:

Shape Factors

Spreading Resistances

 

Shape Factors

A shape factor, S, is defined as:  S=1/(k R) where

     k is the thermal conductivity of material separating two surfaces

     R is the thermal resistance between the surfaces

 

The shape factor has units of length (m or ft).

 

The shape factor provides a convenient way to determine the thermal resistance, as explained in section 2.1 of Nellis and Klein.

 

                                                                                                                              

 

 

Spreading Resistances