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I am in a Heat Transfer class at school and my professor has set an interesting challenge before me. It is

**not**a homework problem or anything, just a side project he challenged us to look into relating to external flow.

The question is as follows:

In fluid (e.g air, water) flow over a flat plate, if all that is given is the local Reynolds number

*Re*at some distance from the edge of the plate, is it possible to calculate the local heat transfer coefficient

_{x}*h*at that point?

Is there some form an equation for Reynold's number that can relate to the heat transfer coefficient

*h*?

If I knew the thermal coefficient

*k*I could use the Nusselt number equation and Reynolds number to solve for

*h*, but all I know is the local Reynold's number.

Any suggestions/help? Where I can find the answer or how to derive some equation that will work? I'm actually kind of interested in this so it would be cool to actually figure out. Thanks!