Chapter 8 Internal Forced Convection8-45 Laminar flow of a fluid through an isothermal square channel is considered. The change in the pressure drop and the rate of heat transfer are to be determined when the mean velocity is doubled.Analysis The pressure drop of the fluid for laminar flow is expressed as ΔPfLDLDDLDLDmmmmm12222264264232====ρρυρυρVVVVVReWhen the free-stream velocity of the fluid is doubled, the pressure drop becomes ΔLDLLDLDmmm2222264426424264==υρ()ReVVVLaminar flow VmL Their ratio is ΔΔPP2164322The rate of heat transfer between the fluid and the walls of the channel is expressed as ln4.03/13/13/13/1ln4.03/1lnln1PrRe86.1PrRe86.1TALDDkDTALDDkTNuADkThAQsbmsbΔ⎟⎟⎠⎞⎜⎜⎝⎛⎟⎠⎞
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