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I have a slab of unknow thickness, with a starting temperature of 1400 K, emplaced over cold ground at a temperature of 285 K (air temperature assumed to be the same and held constant). I do have measures of its cooling curve in terms of radiative heat flux (in Watt) loss at the surface through time. I also know the area of this slab, and parameters like specific heat capacity, conductivity, density, etc... What I need, is to provide an estimate of the thickness of the slab, based on how quickly the curve decay (or ~reaches ambient temperature). Is there a way to retrieve thickness information based on the above data? If so, could you provide guidance on how to achieve it? Thanks a lot in advance