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Heat Conduction in Heat Transfer Fin

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Fin Material: Copper

Fin Dimensions: 3 cm long, 3 mm thick

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380.6 W/(m.K)
8920 kg/m3
2840 W/(m2.K)

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0.003 0.004 0.005 0.006 0.007 0.008 0.009 0.010

dx 0.0010 m
dy 0.0002 m

For copper, and in English units:


specific gravity
8.92
thermal conductivity
220 BTU/(ft.hr.F)
Estimate of film transfer coefficient in English units:
500 BTU/(ft2.hr.F)

Nomenclature
den
metal density, kg/m3
dx
length finite difference, m
dy
thickness finite difference, m
h
film heat transfer coefficient,W/(m
init
initiator switch, 0 to initiate
k
metal thermal conductivity, W/(m
start
start value of temperature
Tfluid fluid temperature, degC
Twall fluid temperature, degC

Wall temperature:

g, 3 mm thick

200 degc

Temperature of surrounding fluid:


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Cell
$B$27
$F$26
$F$27
oefficient,W/(m 2.K) $B$28
$B$3
ductivity, W/(m.K)
$B$26
$B$2
$T$3
$R$2

Prepared by:

D. E. Clough

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TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN A
316 s/s FIN

TEMPERAT
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7.0

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6.0
TEMPERATURE (C)

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FIN LENGTH

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FIN WIDTH
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TEMPERATURE (C)

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TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN A COPPER FIN

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FIN LENGTH

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Temperature Distribution in Heat Exchanger Fin

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Temperature (degC)
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Row 13
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Row 10
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Row 8
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Fin Width
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Fin Length
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