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

\(\large{ h_c = \frac { Q  }  { \Delta T }  }\)         

Where:

\(\large{ h_c }\) = heat transfer coefficient

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

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

 

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