# Calculating heat transfer coefficient from experimental data

by Jakob81
Tags: coefficient, data, experimental, heat, transfer
 Sci Advisor P: 5,095 My 2 cents worth here... I would pretty much do it the same way, but if I were going to use this number in any kind of calculation, I'd extend the time frame of interest to a point that appears to become asymtotic to $$T_{\infty}$$ and curve fit a straight line there. That way you will get a bit more conservative average heat transfer coefficient that is a bit more representative over the broader temperature range. That is my opinion though. If you're not going to do that then I'd do it in the linear portion like Russ mentioned.