Is there a general equation for convection of a fin's side surface

  1. I'm wondering with the circular fin, with uniform cross section area with given length and diameter. both ends are attached to surfaces. is there a general equation to find the heat rate by convection of the fin side surface. I tried to relate all the conditions and ended up with a equation that varies with position x along the fin. But I dont know if its a right way or not. Can heat transfer by convection along the fins be presented by a function which will gives the overall heat transfer rate.
    thank you for your time.
    i know this is wordy but i really need you help so i can move on with the next stuffs.
  2. jcsd
  3. Greg Bernhardt

    Staff: Admin

    I'm sorry you are not generating any responses at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us? Any new findings?
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