Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1319

n A dimensionless group, h t/k, important in convective heating and cooling of sheets. h = the heat-transfer coefficient at the sheet’s surface, t = the sheet thickness of half-thickness, and k = the thermal conductivity of the sheet material.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA