Heat Transfer Question

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I was wondering if anyone knew the heat transfer coefficient of a thin steel sheet on top of water. It is vital that I find this answer because it is a major part of my research. I found one formula which stated that the U value could be found by using the formula 1/U= x1/k1 + x2/k2. I wanted to know if this formula was correct or if not, what would be a better formula to use. Thanks for the help.
 

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Astronuc
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That depends on whether or not the water is flowing.

Static water would involve pure heat conduction, whereas flowing water would involve convection as well as conduction.
 

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