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Heat transfer coffefficient from mass flow

  1. Jul 28, 2012 #1
    If we have a pipe with dimensions


    and a mass flow of m' = 0.019 kg/s

    How can we determine the heat transfer coefficient of the pipe?
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  3. Jul 28, 2012 #2
    The thickness of the pipe doesnt have to be accounted for..
  4. Aug 3, 2012 #3
    You also need to know the transport properties of the fluid: thermal conductivity, viscosity, density, heat capacity. Calculate the Reynolds number and the Prantdl number. Then use the standard heat transfer correlations for flow in a pipe in Perry's or Marks' handbook to get the heat transfer coefficient.
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