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Homework Help: Heat Transfer clarification of a problem

  1. Sep 18, 2009 #1
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    We're currently studying steady state one dimensional conduction heat transfer. We've touched on some surface convection, resistances in layers and fins.

    I don't think I'll have much issue with this problem once I find this out:

    What is a thermal driving force?

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  3. Sep 19, 2009 #2


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    It's just a fancy way of saying there's a constant temperature difference between one end and the other (and in the other parts, between one side and the other).
  4. Sep 19, 2009 #3
    Thank you very much!
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