Radiative Cooling of an Aluminum Cube

By Adam Powell

Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

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Show that radiative cooling of an aluminum cube is Newtonian (uniform temperature), and calculate time required to cool through a certain temperature range by radiation alone.

Assignment solution time: 1.5 hours


Copyright 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Adam C. Powell, IV,
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  • Adam Powell (2019), "Radiative Cooling of an Aluminum Cube," https://nanohub.org/resources/30311.

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