Chapter 15 Steady Heat Conduction3-100CWelding or tight fitting introduces thermal contact resistance at the interface, and thus retards heat transfer. Therefore, the fins formed by casting or extrusion will provide greater enhancement in heat transfer. 3-101CIf the fin is too long, the temperature of the fin tip will approach the surrounding temperature and we can neglect heat transfer from the fin tip. Also, if the surface area of the fin tip is very small compared to the total surface area of the fin, heat transfer from the tip can again be neglected. 3-102CIncreasing the length of a fin decreases its efficiency but increases its effectiveness. 3-103CIncreasing the diameter of a fin will increase its efficiency but decrease its effectiveness. 3-104C The thicker fin will have higher efficiency; the thinner one will have higher effectiveness. 3-105CThe fin with the lower heat transfer coefficient will have the higher efficiency and the higher effectiveness.
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