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Typical value free air convection heat transfer coefficient

  1. Apr 27, 2013 #1
    whats would be typical value for free air convection heat transfer coefficient at high temperature of 1000 degree c?

    let say i have a vertical cylinder of diameter 5 cm and 3 cm high. and i heat it to 1000 degree c. the room temperature is 20c . what would the convection heat transfer coefficient be?
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2013 #2

    AlephZero

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  4. Apr 27, 2013 #3

    russ_watters

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    Note that at that temperature, radiation is probably a much bigger factor than convection, so you're going to want to calculate that.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2013 #4
    the thing is engineering box say 5 and 25 W/m^2.K, i have seen some website say 5 and 50 W/m^2.K, and wikipedia 10-100 W/m^2.K so i dont really know what to chooese.

    plus onvection heat transfer coefficient increase with temperature, it may be 25 W/m^2.K at 20-200 degree c but it will be higher at 1000 degree c.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2013 #5

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    It's a very difficult thing to estimate. I'd pick something conservative inside all three ranges. Like, 20.

    What exactly the purpose of this question? Ie, how much accuracy is required? Can you measure instead of calculating? Use a controller?
     
  7. Apr 29, 2013 #6
    russ_watters thanks, i alway just assumed radiation doesnt matter much but actually as you said, is it much bigger factor than convection. thats why the data i got doesnt match the result from convection
     
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