Chapter 3 Steady Heat Conduction3-159 The plumbing system of a house involves some section of a plastic pipe exposed to the ambient air. The pipe is initially filled with stationary water at 0°C. It is to be determined if the water in the pipe will completely freeze during a cold night. Assumptions1Heat transfer is transient, but can be treated as steady since the water temperature remains constant during freezing. 2 Heat transfer is one-dimensional since there is thermal symmetry about the centerline and no variation in the axial direction. 3 Thermal properties of water are constant. 4 The water in the pipe is stationary, and its initial temperature is 0°C. 5 The convection resistance inside the pipe is negligible so that the inner surface temperature of the pipe is 0°C.PropertiesThe thermal conductivity of the pipe is given to be k= 0.16 W/m⋅°C. The density and latent heat of fusion of water at 0°C are ρ= 1000 kg/m3and hif= 333.7 kJ/kg (Table A-9).
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