Chapter 3 Steady Heat Conduction3-154 A cylindrical tank filled with liquid propane at 1 atm is exposed to convection and radiation. The time it will take for the propane to evaporate completely as a result of the heat gain from the surroundings for the cases of no insulation and 7.5-cm thick glass wool insulation are to be determined. Assumptions1Heat transfer is steady.2 Heat transfer is one-dimensional. 3 The combined heat transfer coefficient is constant and uniform over the entire surface. 4 The temperature of the thin-shelled spherical tank is said to be nearly equal to the temperature of the propane inside, and thus thermal resistance of the tank and the internal convection resistance are negligible.PropertiesThe heat of vaporization and density of liquid propane at 1 atm are given to be 425 kJ/kg and 581 kg/m3, respectively. The thermal conductivity of glass wool insulation is given to be k= 0.038 W/m⋅°C.
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