Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient

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Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient

Convective heat transfer coefficient ( \(h_c\) ) (also called film coefficient or film effectiveness) is a porportional constant between heat flux and force from the flow of heat, this also depends on the type of fluid and fluid velocity.

Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient Formula

\(h_c = \frac { Q  }  { \Delta T }  \)          \(heat \; transfer \; coefficient \;=\;  \frac { amount \; of \; heat \; transfered \; area  }  { temperature \; differential }  \)

Where:

\(h_c \) = heat transfer coefficient

\(Q \) = amount of heat transfered area of the surface

\( \Delta T \) = temperature differential between solid surface and surrounding fluid area

 

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