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Offline drewbagel423  
#1 Posted : 12 June 2014 21:51:21(UTC)
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Not sure if this is the right place. But I'm trying to convert heat transfer units like BTU/hr-ft-F to W/m^2-K. It seems like SMath can convert temperature units by themselves, but not when combined with other units. Unless I'm doing something wrong.
Offline omorr  
#2 Posted : 12 June 2014 22:33:25(UTC)
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Hello,

The simplest answer is that you can not use Celsius and Fahrenheit (relative scales) but use Kelvin and Rankine (absolute scales). You should use them like in the picture. Define a temperature differences and then use them in heat transfer units (or just use Kelvin and Rankine instead of Celsius and Fahrenheit)

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tempFC.png
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Offline drewbagel423  
#3 Posted : 17 June 2014 19:15:33(UTC)
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Thanks! That's very helpful!
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