Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 831362, 8 pages
Research Article

Solution of Temperature Distribution in a Radiating Fin Using Homotopy Perturbation Method

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Noshirvani University of Technology, P.O. Box 484, Babol, Iran

Received 27 November 2008; Accepted 22 January 2009

Academic Editor: Saad A. Ragab

Copyright © 2009 M. J. Hosseini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Radiating extended surfaces are widely used to enhance heat transfer between primary surface and the environment. The present paper applies the homotopy perturbation to obtain analytic approximation of distribution of temperature in heat fin radiating, which is compared with the results obtained by Adomian decomposition method (ADM). Comparison of the results obtained by the method reveals that homotopy perturbation method (HPM) is more effective and easy to use.