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Unformatted text preview: flow in a tube fully developed? *Problems designated by a “C” are concept questions, and
students are encouraged to answer them all. Problems designated
by an “E” are in English units, and the SI users can ignore them.
Problems with an EES-CD icon
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comprehensive in nature, and are intended to be solved with a
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this text. 8–14C Consider laminar forced convection in a circular tube.
Will the heat flux be higher near the inlet of the tube or near the
8–15C Consider turbulent forced convection in a circular
tube. Will the heat flux be higher near the inlet of the tube or
near the exit? Why?
8–16C In the fully developed region of flow in a circular
tube, will the velocity profile change in the flow direction?
How about the temperature profile?
8–17C Consider the flow of oil in a tube. How will the
hydrodynamic and thermal entry lengths compare if the flow is
laminar? How would they compare if the flow were turbulent?
8–18C Consider the flow of mercury (a liquid metal) in a
tube. How will the hydrodynamic and thermal entry lengths
compare if the flow is laminar? How would they compare if the
flow were turbulent?
8–19C What do the mean velocity m and the mean temperature Tm represent in flow through circular tubes of constant
8–20C Consider fluid flow in a tube whose surface temperature remains constant. What is the appropriate temperature difference for use in Newton’s law of cooling with an average
heat transfer coefficient?
8–21 Air enters a 20-cm-diameter 12-m-long underwater
duct at 50°C and 1 atm at a mean velocity of 7 m/s, and is
cooled by the water outside. If the average heat transfer coefficient is 85 W/m2 °C and the tube temperature is nearly equal
to the water temperature of 5°C, determine the exit temperature
of air and the rate of heat transfer.
8–22 Cooling water available at 10°C is used to condense
steam at 30°C in the condenser of a power plant at a rate of
0.15 kg/s by circulating the cooling water through a bank of
5-m-long 1.2-cm-internal-diameter thin copper tubes. Water
enters the tubes at a mean velocity of 4 m/s, and leaves at a
temperature of 24C. The tubes are nearly isothermal at 30°C.
Determine the average heat transfer coefficient between the
water and the tubes, and the number of tubes needed to achieve
the indicated heat transfer rate in the condenser.
8–23 Repeat Problem 8–22 for steam condensing at a rate of
8–24 Combustion gases passing through a 3-cm-internaldiameter circular tube are used to vaporize waste water at atmospheric pressure. Hot gases enter the tube at 115 kPa and
250°C at a mean velocity of 5 m/s, and leave at 150°C. If the
average heat transfer coefficient is 120 W/m2 °C and the inner surface temperature of the tube is 110°C, determine (a) the
tube length and (b) the rate of evaporation of water.
8–25 Repeat Problem 8–24 for a heat transfer coefficient of
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CHAPTER 8 Laminar and Turbulent Flow in Tubes
8–26C How is the friction factor for flow in a tube related to
the pressure drop? How is the pressure drop related to the
pumping power requirement for a given mass flow rate?
8–27C Someone claims that the shear stress at the center of
a circular pipe during fully developed laminar flow is zero.
Do you agree with this claim? Explain. terline) is measured to be 6 m/s. Determine the velocity at the
Answer: 8 m/s
center of the pipe.
8–37 The velocity profile in fully developed laminar flow in
a circular pipe of inner radius R 2 cm, in m/s, is given by
(r) 4(1 r2/R2). Determine the mean and maximum velocities in the pipe, and the volume flow rate. ( r2
(r) = 4 1 – ––
R2 8–28C Someone claims that in fully developed turbulent
flow in a tube, the shear stress is a maximum at the tube surface. Do you agree with this claim? Explain. ) R = 2 cm 8–29C Consider fully developed flow in a circular pipe with
negligible entrance effects. If the length of the pipe is doubled,
the pressure drop will (a) double, (b) more than double, (c) less
than double, (d) reduce by half, or (e) remain constant. FIGURE P8–37 8–30C Someone claims that the volume flow rate in a circular pipe with laminar flow can be determined by measuring the
velocity at the centerline in the fully developed region, multiplying it by the cross sectional area, and dividing the result by
2. Do you agree? Explain. 8–39 Water at 10°C (
999.7 kg/m3 and
1.307 10 3
kg/m s) is flowing in a 0.20-cm-diameter 15-m-long pipe
steadily at an average velocity of 1.2 m/s. Determine (a) the
pressure drop and (b) the pumping power requirement to overcome this pressure drop. 8–31C Someone claims that the average velocity in a circular pipe in fully developed laminar flow can be determined by
simply measuring the velocity at R/2 (midway between the
wall surface and the c...
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