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CelsiusToRankine(celsius)

Last updated September 17, 2001

author

Tony Blackmon

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: ScienceLib

Description:
Converts degrees Celsius to degrees Rankine. Note that the Rankine temperature scale has an absolute zero (negative Rankine temperatures do not exist). If a temperature below -273.15 Celcius (absolute 0) is passed, the funciton returns -1.

Return Values:
Returns a float.

Example:

<CFSET c=100>
<CFOUTPUT>
Given c=#c#<BR>
#c# degrees Celsius = #CelsiusToRankine(c)# degrees Rankine.
</CFOUTPUT>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
celsius Degrees Celsius you want converted to degrees Rankine. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Converts degrees Celsius to degrees Rankine.
 * Minor enhancements by Rob Brooks-Bilson (rbils@amkor.com).
 * 
 * @param celsius 	 Degrees Celsius you want converted to degrees Rankine. 
 * @return Returns a float. 
 * @author Tony Blackmon (fluid@sc.rr.com) 
 * @version 1, September 17, 2001 
 */
function CelsiusToRankine(celsius)
{
  if (celsius lt -273.15)
    return -1;
  else
    return (celsius*1.8)+491.67;
}
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