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Homework Help: Heat transfer and combustion correlations

  1. Oct 12, 2016 #26
    Your thermal conductivity is given in kW m-1 k-1 this will give your answer x10-3 kW m-2 k-2 which when you covert to W you get your answer
  2. Dec 31, 2017 #27
    Apologies for the old thread resurrection but I can't get to grips with this.

    I've tried it my long complicated way and the way suggested above and am struggling solving the equation.

    Once I've punched in the numbers I end up with:

    h=((1.49248x10^-5)/d)x((0.43433xd^0.75x(Ts-Tf))/0.0044) x0.915

    Please can someone come to my rescue?
  3. Dec 31, 2017 #28
    It's like the 0.0044 is in my way which was formerly (u^2)^0.25
  4. Dec 31, 2017 #29
    Any chance you can write this out using LaTex. https://www.physicsforums.com/help/latexhelp/

    And please express your results first in terms of algebraic parameters, and then show how you substituted. I would like to see your whole derivation.
  5. Dec 31, 2017 #30
    My algebraic expression:

    ##h= \frac {k}{d} 0.53 ( \frac { \alpha p^2 d^3 (T_s - T_f) g} {u^2})^{0.25} (\frac {Cpu}{k})^{0.25}##
  6. Dec 31, 2017 #31
    Is the above ok?
  7. Dec 31, 2017 #32
    ##h= \frac {2.816 \times 10^-5}{d} 0.53 ( \frac { (3.077 \times 10^-3) 1.086^2 d^3 (T_s - T_f) 9.81} {(1.962 \times 10^-5)^2})^{0.25} (0.915)##

    The 0.915 at the end is my calculated Pr number to the power of 0.25.
  8. Dec 31, 2017 #33
    So, what is the problem?
  9. Dec 31, 2017 #34
    I realise it's probably going to be something daft, and I've done the hard part (hopefully), but I just can't seem to progress it from here?
  10. Dec 31, 2017 #35
    ##0.0044h= \frac {(2.816\times 10^-5)}{d} 0.53 (0.2355 \times 1.0421 d^{0.75}(T_s - T_f)^{0.25} 1.7698 ) (0.915)##

    Would this be a step in the right direction?
  11. Dec 31, 2017 #36
    Yes. This is basic high school algebra.
  12. Dec 31, 2017 #37
    Bit harsh there Chet, but thanks.
    I had just solved this, guess I need to try keep thinking straightforward rather than over complicating it. :)
  13. Dec 31, 2017 #38
    Sorry. I didn't mean to be harsh. I was just helping my grandson study for the SATs yesterday, and this kind of exponential algebra was one of the things the study guide touched upon.
  14. Jan 1, 2018 #39

    No worries.
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