Thermodynamics HW Solutions 512

Thermodynamics HW Solutions 512 - Chapter 6 Fundamentals of...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 6 Fundamentals of Convection Chapter 6 FUNDAMENTALS OF CONVECTION Physical Mechanisms of Forced Convection 6-1C In forced convection, the fluid is forced to flow over a surface or in a tube by external means such as a pump or a fan. In natural convection, any fluid motion is caused by natural means such as the buoyancy effect that manifests itself as the rise of the warmer fluid and the fall of the cooler fluid. The convection caused by winds is natural convection for the earth, but it is forced convection for bodies subjected to the winds since for the body it makes no difference whether the air motion is caused by a fan or by the winds. 6-2C If the fluid is forced to flow over a surface, it is called external forced convection. If it is forced to flow in a tube, it is called internal forced convection. A heat transfer system can involve both internal and external convection simultaneously. Example: A pipe transporting a fluid in a windy area....
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