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post #16 of 22 Old 05-06-2013, 11:50 PM
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Never thought I'd have to explain physics 101thremodynamics.
What exactly are you explaining? That you were wrong about aluminum being a superior CONDUCTOR to copper brass? That was the original topic.


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Well I appreciate the info. Thanks for the responses.
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I'm in on this one!

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Homers advice applies to this forum as well
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There's more to a radiator's efficiency than the thermodynamics of the base material it's made out of.

With aluminum you can have more surface area for heat transfer without making it weigh a zillion pounds (yes, I'm embellishing that a bit) like it would with the same number of rows/fins if it were copper/brass.

That's where the advantage of aluminum comes in. The copper/brass does radiate heat (or conduct or whatever term you choose to use) better than aluminum does, but like I said, that's only a part of the equation.
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^Yeah, that's what I was trying to tell the TJ guy. Still not sure he gets it.

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