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How do I calculate the log-average in Excel?


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Hello Forum! :D

Since the patch I want to know the thermal conductivity between two objects!

I saw the expression referenced in the 266340 update post and applied it in Excel.

https://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/90397-game-update-266340/

Yes they are, see here :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometric_mean#Log-average

Did you read my post ? Log-average of a and b is exp((log(a)+log(b))/2 and this is the same thing as the square root of ab.

 

You are right about that. Since thermal resistance roughly is length/thermal conductivity, and if we take the length to be half the length of the tile (after all this is not a transfer between two extremities of the tiles), then you get the harmonic mean of thermal conductivities.

The thing is, we are not strictly speaking in a case where thermal transfer are ruled by thermal resistance, so I don't know if LMTD is better than harmonic mean.

 

Hydrogen Abyssalite Log-Average Square Root
2.4 0.00001 0.099271736 0.004898979
    =EXP((LOG(B11)+LOG(C11))/2) =SQRT(B11*C11)

 

Please let me know if you have any mistakes!

 

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