Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Radiation does not apply here, because radiation has no direct contact. Conduction has direct contact, e.g., the water and air physically contacting the radiator.
So radiation is irrelevant here.
Regardless, copper-brass is a superior CONDUCTOR of heat than aluminum, which is how cars are cooled.
Aluminum radiators can be made to work because of the strength/weight reasons I've previously listed.
I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em. -