This paper involves the use of the Galerkin finite element method to determine the temperature distribution in a rectangular cooling fin. The governing equation is a onedimensional second order differential equation. The result shows that the temperature at the tip of the rectangular cooling fin which was 100^{0}C and begins to drop as it proceeds to the other end of the rectangular cooling fin which is 61.5518^{0}C at 0.1m. The result obtained from the finite element solutions when compared with the analytical solution, shows that the accuracy was very high with the highest percentage error of 0.000432875. It can be stated that the finite element solution is an accurate method for determining the temperature distribution in a rectangular cooling fin.
Primary Language  en 

Subjects  Engineering 
Journal Section  Research Article 
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Dates 
Publication Date: June 18, 2019 
Bibtex  @research article { mjen555661,
journal = {MANAS Journal of Engineering},
issn = {16947398},
eissn = {16947398},
address = {KyrgyzTurkish Manas University},
year = {2019},
volume = {7},
pages = {7  12},
doi = {},
title = {Determination of the temperature distribution in a rectangular cooling fin using the finite element method},
key = {cite},
author = {Erhunmwun, Iredia and Omoregie, Monday J.}
} 
APA  Erhunmwun, I , Omoregie, M . (2019). Determination of the temperature distribution in a rectangular cooling fin using the finite element method. MANAS Journal of Engineering, 7 (1), 712. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/mjen/issue/45851/555661 
MLA  Erhunmwun, I , Omoregie, M . "Determination of the temperature distribution in a rectangular cooling fin using the finite element method". MANAS Journal of Engineering 7 (2019): 712 <http://dergipark.org.tr/mjen/issue/45851/555661> 
Chicago  Erhunmwun, I , Omoregie, M . "Determination of the temperature distribution in a rectangular cooling fin using the finite element method". MANAS Journal of Engineering 7 (2019): 712 
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ISNAD  Erhunmwun, Iredia , Omoregie, Monday J. . "Determination of the temperature distribution in a rectangular cooling fin using the finite element method". MANAS Journal of Engineering 7 / 1 (June 2019): 712. 
AMA  Erhunmwun I , Omoregie M . Determination of the temperature distribution in a rectangular cooling fin using the finite element method. MJEN. 2019; 7(1): 712. 
Vancouver  Erhunmwun I , Omoregie M . Determination of the temperature distribution in a rectangular cooling fin using the finite element method. MANAS Journal of Engineering. 2019; 7(1): 127. 