Chapter 5 Numerical Methods in Heat Conduction 5-94 A refrigerator whose walls are constructed of 3-cm thick urethane insulation malfunctions, and stops running for 6 h. The temperature inside the refrigerator at the end of this 6 h period is to be determined. Assumptions 1Heat transfer is one-dimensional since the walls are large relative to their thickness. 2 Thermal properties, heat transfer coefficients, and the outdoor temperature are constant. 3 Radiation heat transfer is negligible. 4The temperature of the contents of the refrigerator, including the air inside, rises uniformly during this period. 5 The local atmospheric pressure is 1 atm. 6 The space occupied by food and the corner effects are negligible. 7 Heat transfer through the bottom surface of the refrigerator is negligible. PropertiesThe conductivity and diffusivity are given to be k = 1.4 W/m.°C and . The average specific heat of food items is given to be 3.6 kJ/kg.°C. The specific heat and density of air at 1 atm and 3°C are Cα
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