Chapter 9 Natural Convection9-111E A hot water pipe passes through a basement. The temperature drop of water in the basement due to heat loss from the pipe is to be determined. Assumptions1Steady operating conditions exist. 2Air is an ideal gas with constant properties. 3 The local atmospheric pressure is 1 atm. PropertiesThe properties of air at 1 atm and the anticipated film temperature of (Ts+T∞)/2 = (150+60)/2 = 105°F are (Table A-15E) Water 4 ft/s 150°F L= 50 ftDi=1.0 in Do=1.2 in Tsε= 0.5 Tsky= 60°FT∞= 60°F 1-23R00177.0R)460105(117253.0Pr/sft101837.0FBtu/h.ft.01541.0=+===×=°=−fTkβυAnalysisWe expect the pipe temperature to be very close to the water temperature, and start the calculations by “guessing” the average outer surface temperature of the pipe to be 150°F for the evaluation of the properties and h. We will check the accuracy of this guess later and repeat the calculations if necessary. The characteristic length in this case is the outer diameter of the pipe, Lc= Do= 1.2 in. Then,522
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