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1 Introduction

1.1 What is Heat Transfer?

• Heat transfer is the transmission of energy due to a temperature difference.

• Thermodynamics deals with equilibrium processes, and it can be used to determine the

temperatures at end states of a process, or the total amount of heat transferred during a

process. Information concerning the nature of a heat transfer process, the rate at which

it occurs, or intermediate temperature values is not available.

• Heat transfer analyses study the mechanisms by which heat is transferred, and permit

calculation of instantaneous heat transfer rates and temperatures, as well as initial and

final temperatures, and total amounts of heat transfer.

• There are three modes of heat transfer:

differential (or gradient).

2. Convection (fluids) – Transfer of heat in a fluid medium due to bulk motion of the

fluid and diffusion of energy from a surface.

3. Radiation (solids, fluids, and vacuum) – Transfer of heat due to emission of energy

in the form of electromagnetic waves.

• Conduction heat transfer occurs due to a temperature differential in a medium.

• Heat will be transferred from high temperature (high energy) to low temperature (low

energy) regions of the medium.

• Molecules and atoms in the higher temperature region of a gas will have higher kinetic

and vibrational energy levels. Collisions between these particles and those in lower en-

ergy regions will transfer energy to the lower energy regions. This energy transfer will

increase the kinetic and vibrational energy levels of the lower energy region (→ increase

in temperature), and it is called a diffusion process.

• A similar process occurs in liquids. The molecules are more densely packed, however,

and collisions are more frequent, therefore, higher heat transfer rates can be obtained in

liquids than gases (for a given temperature difference).

• In solids, lattice vibrations, and the motion of free electrons are responsible for the trans-

fer of heat due to conduction. Solids with a very strong crystalline structure are poor

conductors (e.g. ceramics), while solids with many free electrons and a less regular crystal

lattice structure are good heat conductors (e.g. copper).

• The rate of conduction heat transfer is dependent on the temperature gradient within the

medium. From experiment it was found that:

dT

qx00 ∝ (1)

dx

where qx00 (W/m2 ) is the heat flux (i.e. rate of heat transfer per unit area) in the x (m)

direction, and dT /dx (◦ C/m) is the temperature gradient in the x direction.

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k into Eq. (1) gives Fourier’s Law of heat conduction:

dT

qx00 = −k (2)

dx

• The negative sign is necessary, because temperature flows from high to low temperatures,

i.e. if heat transfer occurs in the positive x direction, then the temperature gradient is

negative. The negative sign is included to give a positive value of heat transfer in a

positive co-ordinate direction.

• Consider steady state, one-dimensional conduction heat transfer through a plane wall of

thickness L, and uniform k; Eq. (2) can be integrated to give:

T2 − T1 T1 − T2 ∆T

qx00 = −k =k =k (3)

L L L

i.e. the temperature profile is linear.

• To determine the total rate of heat transfer, qx (W), the area normal to the temperature

gradient (or the direction of heat transfer) must be included.

dT

qx = qx00 Ax = −kAx (4)

dx

• Convection heat transfer is characterized by the transfer of energy by the random motion

of molecules (diffusion), and the bulk motion of a fluid medium.

• Consider the steady flow of a fluid with freestream temperature and velocity T∞ and

u∞ , respectively, over a heated flat plate which is maintained at a uniform and constant

temperature Ts .

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• A hydrodynamic boundary layer will form on the plate due to the viscosity of the fluid.

• A thermal boundary layer will also form on the plate due to the difference in temperature

between the plate and the freestream.

• The velocity of the fluid at the surface of the plate is zero (due to the no-slip boundary

condition), therefore, heat is transferred from the plate to the fluid by conduction (i.e.

a diffusion process). This heat is carried downstream from the plate due to the motion

of the fluid (advection). The combination of these two mechanisms of heat transfer is

convection.

• The thermal boundary layer thickens with distance along the plate, and if the plate tem-

perature is uniform, then the heat transfer rate decreases with distance (the temperature

gradient is reduced at the surface of the plate, therefore, the rate of diffusion of energy

from the surface is reduced).

1. Forced convection – fluid motion is induced by an external means, e.g. pump, fan,

or pressure differential.

2. Free (or natural) convection – fluid motion is induced by buoyancy forces caused by

density gradients in the fluid due to temperature differentials.

3. Phase change – boiling and condensation heat transfer.

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• Mixed convection exists when free and forced convection are of the same order of magni-

tude (e.g. low velocities and large buoyancy forces).

• Convection heat transfer rates are calculated using Newton’s Law of Cooling:

q 00 = h(Ts − T∞ ) (5)

• The convection coefficient is dependent on the thermodynamic properties of the fluid, and

the properties of the fluid flow (i.e. laminar or turbulent flow, and the flow geometry).

The determination of h is nontrivial.

• Equation (5) is written assuming positive heat transfer from the surface to the fluid.

• Thermal radiation is energy emitted by matter in the form of electromagnetic waves.

• It is, perhaps, the most important form of heat transfer, as it is the mode by which the

earth receives heat from the sun.

• Radiation heat transfer can occur through fluids, solids, and a vacuum (e.g. space).

• The rate at which energy is emitted by a surface is called its emissive power, E (W/m2 ).

The maximum emissive power is called the blackbody emissive power, Eb , and is defined

by the Stefan-Boltzmann Law:

Eb = σTs4 (6)

where Ts is the absolute temperature of the surface (K), and σ is the Stefan-Boltzmann

constant, 5.67 × 10−8 W/m2 ·K4 .

• The heat flux emitted by a real body is less than that emitted by a blackbody (ideal

radiator):

E = σTs4 (7)

where is the emissivity of the surface (0 ≤ ≤ 1) or fraction of energy emitted by the

surface compared to that emitted by a blackbody. The emissivity is a function of the

surface material and finish.

• Radiation may also be incident on a surface from its surroundings (e.g. the sun, a furnace,

a lamp). The total rate at which radiation is incident on a surface is called irradiation,

G (W/m2 ).

• Only a fraction of the incident radiation may be absorbed by a surface. The remainder

may be reflected and/or transmitted. The fractions absorbed, reflected, and transmit-

ted are defined by the absorptivity (α), the reflectivity (ρ), and the transmissivity (τ ),

respectively.

1=α+ρ+τ (8)

where the values of α, ρ, and τ are all between 0 and 1.

Gabs = αG (9)

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• The values of α, , ρ, and τ are all dependent on the material, and the surface finish of

the material. Further, the properties may be dependent on the wavelength of radiation

(e.g. glass is transparent to visible light, but opaque to ultraviolet light).

• The radiant exchange of energy between two bodies can be written as follows:

where FG is a term related to the geometry of the two surfaces, and is called the shape

factor. The shape factor takes into account that not all energy from one surface will reach

another (e.g. only a small fraction of the energy emitted by the sun reaches the earth).

• For the special case where one body is surrounded by another (e.g. a person in a room),

the shape factor becomes 1 and the radiant exchange is:

4

) (11)

where

hr ≡ σ(Ts + Tsur )(Ts2 + Tsur

2

) (13)

i.e. the expression for the rate of radiation heat transfer has been linearized.

expression is only useful when Ts and Tsur are known.

• The advantage of writing the radiation heat transfer rate in the form of Eq. (12) is that

it will be possible to use a thermal resistance analogy similar to that used for convection

heat transfer.

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• Often convection and radiation coexist. The steady state energy balance for a surface at

Ts exposed to a convection environment (u∞ , T∞ ), and a surroundings at Tsur is:

4

) (14)

or

q = qconv + qrad = hA(Ts − T∞ ) + hr A(Ts − Tsur ) (15)

• One of these modes of heat transfer may be negligible relative to the other and may be

neglected (this simplifies analysis).

• e.g. Assume air is the fluid and = 0.8 is the surface emissivity for the case given above.

Compare the relative magnitudes of h and hr for the following environmental conditions.

Can convection or radiation be neglected?

2. Forced convection, h = 50 W/m2 ·◦ C, Ts = 127◦ C, T∞ = Tsur = 27◦ C.

3. Forced convection, h = 200 W/m2 ·◦ C, Ts = 127◦ C, T∞ = Tsur = 27◦ C.

4. Forced convection, h = 200 W/m2 ·◦ C, Ts = 600◦ C, T∞ = Tsur = 500◦ C.

1 6 7.94 1.32

2 50 7.94 0.16

3 200 7.94 0.04

4 200 101.5 0.51

Note:

1. Radiation is significant for natural convection situations, even for low temperatures.

2. Radiation is often not significant in the presence of forced convection, except in cases

where high temperatures are involved, therefore, radiation is often neglected under

forced convection conditions.

3. The concept of an effective heat transfer coefficient, including the effects of both

convection and radiation will be introduced later.

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• Consider application of the 1st Law of thermodynamics to the control volume (cv) shown

below:

• The potential exists for energy to be transported into the cv at the rate Ėin , transported

out at the rate Ėout , generated within the cv (e.g. chemical reaction) at the rate Ėg , and

the amount of energy stored in the cv can be changing at the rate Ėst .

• Heat transfer is concerned with energy transports across the cv boundary due to temper-

ature differences (by conduction, convection, and radiation), generation of thermal energy

within the cv, and changes in the energy storage related to changes in temperature. So

the problem becomes to identify the relevant modes of heat transfer, generation term(s),

and storage term(s), and then evaluate them.

• Frequently in heat transfer analyses the 1st Law is used to give a surface energy balance

(i.e. at the boundary of a cv) to determine a balance between the different modes of heat

transfer. In this case, the cv has no mass or volume, i.e. it is a control surface, in which

the energy storage and generation terms are nonexisent, and only the surface phenomena

are important (i.e. the heat transfers into and out of the control surface).

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2.1 Fourier’s Law

• Fourier’s Law:

dT

qx = −kAx (18)

dx

was obtained from generalization of experimental observations. It states that the con-

duction heat transfer rate in a material is proportional to the cross-sectional area of the

material (i.e. the area perpendicular to the heat transfer direction), and the local tempera-

ture gradient in the material. The constant of proportionality is the thermal conductivity,

k, which is a thermophysical property of the material. Remember that the negative sign

is included because heat flows in the direction of decreasing temperature.

• Division of Fourier’s Law by the area, Ax , defines the heat flux, qx00 :

dT

qx00 = −k (19)

dx

• Note: both the heat transfer rate, qx , and the heat flux, qx00 , use the subscript x, implying

heat transfer in the x direction and that heat transfer is directional, i.e. the conduction

heat transfer rate and flux are vector quantities:

∂T ~ ∂T ~ ∂T ~

= −k i+ j+ k (21)

∂x ∂y ∂z

= −k ∇T ~ (22)

2.2.1 Derivation of the Heat Diffusion Equation

• The heat diffusion equation is the governing equation for conduction heat transfer.

• This equation facilitates the determination of the temperature field in a material. Knowl-

edge of the temperature field permits calculation of heat fluxes at any location, and

evaluation of other important information, e.g. evaluation of thermal stresses, volume,

phases...

• The equation is derived by application of the 1st Law to a differential control volume of

dimensions dx, dy, and dz:

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In the presence of temperature gradients, conduction heat transfer will exist at the six

faces of the control volume. Energy may be generated within the control volume, and the

amount of energy stored within the control volume may change.

• Applying the 1st Law to this control volume:

Ėin + Ėg − Ėout = Ėst (23)

where Ėin and Ėout are due to conduction heat transfer at the surfaces of the control

volume.

• The rates of conduction heat transfer into the control volume are:

∂T

qx = −kdydz (24)

∂x

∂T

qy = −kdxdz (25)

∂y

∂T

qz = −kdxdy (26)

∂z

• Using a Taylor’s series expansion, neglecting second and higher order terms, the rates of

conduction heat transfer out of the control volume are:

∂qx

qx+dx = qx + dx (27)

∂x

∂qy

qy+dy = qy + dy (28)

∂y

∂qz

qz+dz = qz + dz (29)

∂z

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• Energy may be generated within the control volume (due to chemical and/or nuclear

reaction, current flow):

Ėg = q̇∆V = q̇dxdydz (30)

where q̇ (W/m3 ) is a volumetric source or generation term.

• The rate of change of energy storage within the control volume is:

∂T ∂T

Ėst = ρcp ∆V = ρcp dxdydz (31)

∂t ∂t

where cp is the specific heat of the material within the control volume.

• The 1st Law for the control volume, Eq. (23), can be written as:

∂T

qx + qy + qz + q̇dxdydz − qx+dx − qy+dy − qz+dz = ρcp dxdydz (32)

∂t

• Substituting Eqs. (27) to (29), for qx+dx , qy+dy , and qz+dz , into Eq. (32) gives:

− dx − dy − dz + q̇dxdydz = ρcp dxdydz (33)

∂x ∂y ∂z ∂t

Substituting the definitions of qx , qy , and qz , Eqs. (24) to (26), into Eq. (33), and dividing

by the volume of the control volume, gives:

∂ ∂T ∂ ∂T ∂ ∂T ∂T

k + k + k + q̇ = ρcp (34)

∂x ∂x ∂y ∂y ∂z ∂z ∂t

which is the heat diffusion equation governing three-dimensional, unsteady heat conduc-

tion in Cartesian co-ordinates, in a material with nonisotropic k.

• If the amount of energy stored within the control volume is invariant with time, i.e. a

steady state process, the heat diffusion equation reduces to:

∂ ∂T ∂ ∂T ∂ ∂T

k + k + k + q̇ = 0 (35)

∂x ∂x ∂y ∂y ∂z ∂z

• If k is isotropic (uniform) then the heat diffusion equation can be reduced to:

2

+ 2

+ 2

+ = (36)

∂x ∂y ∂z k α ∂t

or

q̇ 1 ∂T

∇2 T +

= (37)

k α ∂t

where α (m2 /s) is the thermal diffusivity of the material (α = k/ρcp ). Considering steady

state conditions, Eq. (37) reduces to Poisson’s equation:

q̇

∇2 T + =0 (38)

k

and for no source term the governing equation reduces to Laplace’s equation:

∇2 T = 0 (39)

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∂ ∂T ∂T

k + q̇ = ρcp (40)

∂x ∂x ∂t

under steady state conditions:

∂ ∂T

k + q̇ = 0 (41)

∂x ∂x

with no source term:

∂ ∂T

k =0 (42)

∂x ∂x

and uniform k:

∂2T

=0 (43)

∂x2

i.e. for steady state one-dimensional heat conduction with no source term, the heat flux

is constant in the direction of heat transfer, and if k is uniform, the temperature gradient

is constant.

• Using Eq. (37), and the definition of the Laplacian operator, ∇2 , one can easily write the

heat diffusion equation for isotropic k in the polar cylindrical (r, θ, z) co-ordinate system:

2

+ + 2 2

+ 2

+ = (44)

∂r r ∂r r ∂θ ∂z k α ∂t

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1 ∂ ∂T 1 ∂ ∂T 1 ∂2T q̇ 1 ∂T

r2 + sin θ + 2 + = (45)

r2 ∂r ∂r r2 sin θ ∂θ ∂θ r2 sin θ ∂φ2 k α ∂t

• Solution of the heat diffusion equation will require the application of appropriate boundary

conditions.

• Two boundary conditions are required for each spatial co-ordinate, since the heat diffusion

equation is second order with regard to the co-ordinate directions. The governing equation

is first order with regard to time, therefore, only the initial conditions are required.

• The following are the four spatial boundary conditions used in this course.

T (0, t) = Ts (46)

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(a) Finite heat flux

∂T

−k = qx00 (47)

∂x x=0

∂T

=0 (48)

∂x x=0

∂T

−k = h (T∞ − T (0, t)) (49)

∂x x=0

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2.3.1 Thermal Conductivity (k)

• Thermal conductivity is a thermophysical property of a material.

priate value of k for the temperature, or temperature range, that will be present in a

problem.

• Values for the thermal conductivity, and other properties are given in Table A.1 for

metallic solids, Table A.2 for nonmetallic solids, Table A.3 for common materials, Table

A.4 for gases, Table A.5 for saturated liquids, and Table A.6 for saturated water.

• A good electrical conductor is a good thermal condutor, therefore, a material with a low

resitivity, ρe (Ω·m2 /m), has a high thermal conductivity.

– Liquids – T increase, k increase or decrease (dependent on the temperature variation

of the intermolecular forces).

– Solids – T increase, k increase or decrease (depends on the temperature variation of

intermolecular and interlattice forces).

• Thermal diffusivity is the ratio of the ability of a material to conduct thermal energy to

its ability to store thermal energy:

k

α= (50)

ρcp

• A material with a high thermal capacity (ρcp ) will respond slowly to variations in the

thermal conditions of its surroundings, whereas a material with a low thermal capacity

will respond quickly to transient thermal conditions (e.g. water (ρcp ∼ 4 MJ/m3 ·◦ C and

air (ρcp ∼ 1 kJ/m3 ·◦ C).

• From the definition of α, a material with a low α will respond slowly to variations in the

thermal conditions of its surroundings. This can also be deduced by studying the heat

diffusion equation, Eq. (37).

• Note that the tabular values of α have been mulitplied by 10n , so α for pure aluminium

at 300K is 97.1 × 10−6 m2 /s, Table A.1.

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3.1 Cartesian Co-ordinates

• The equations governing steady state, one-dimensional heat conduction in a plane wall

with constant and uniform k and boundary conditions, and no source term are:

d2 T

=0 (51)

dx2

the heat diffusion equation, with boundary conditions (in this case):

1. T (0) = Ts,1

2. T (L) = Ts,2

dT

qx = −kA (52)

dx

• Integrating Eq. (51) twice gives:

T = C1 x + C2

Applying the boundary conditions gives:

C2 = Ts,1

Ts,2 − Ts,1

C1 =

L

Therefore, the temperature distribution in the wall is:

Ts,2 − Ts,1

T = x + Ts,1 (53)

L

i.e. the T (x) profile is linear.

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dT Ts,2 − Ts,1

= (54)

dx L

into Fourier’s Law gives:

dT kA

qx = −kA = − (Ts,2 − Ts,1 )

dx L

kA

= (Ts,1 − Ts,2 )

L

kA

= ∆T

L

∆T

= (55)

L/kA

• Note the similarity of Eq. (55) with:

V1 − V2

i= (56)

R

i.e. a flow rate is equal to a potential (to cause a flow rate) divided by the resistance to

the flow rate.

∆T

q= (57)

Rth

i.e. for the 1-D Cartesian system (steady state, uniform k, no source) the thermal resis-

tance is:

L

Rth ≡ (58)

kA

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Ts − T∞

q = hA(Ts − T∞ ) = (59)

1/hA

therefore

1

Rth ≡ (60)

hA

Ts − Tsur

q = hr A(Ts − Tsur ) = (61)

1/hr A

therefore

1

Rth ≡ (62)

hr A

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• The steady state conduction heat transfer in a long hollow cylinder (e.g. a pipe) with con-

stant and uniform k and boundary conditions, and no source is governed by the following

equations:

d2 T 1 dT

+ =0 (63)

dr2 r dr

the heat diffusion equation, with boundary conditions:

1. T (r1 ) = Ts,1

2. T (r2 ) = Ts,2

dT

qr = −k2πrL (64)

dr

• The shape of the T (r) profile can be deduced from Fourier’s Law (A increases with

increasing r, therefore, since qr and k are constant, dT /dr decreases with increasing r).

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• The T (r) profile can be evaluated by integrating Eq. (63) twice and applying the temper-

ature boundary conditions to give (see Incropera and DeWitt):

Ts,1 − Ts,2 r

T (r) = ln + Ts,2 (65)

ln(r1 /r2 ) r2

• The temperature gradient can be found from this equation and substituted into Fourier’s

Law to determine the heat transfer rate and thermal resistance. Knowledge of the T (r)

profile is not required to define the thermal resistance, however, as Fourier’s Law can be

rearranged:

dr k2πL

=− dT

r qr

and integrated: Z r2

dr k2πL Ts,2

Z

=− dT

r1 r qr Ts,1

to give:

r2 2πkL

ln = (Ts,1 − Ts,2 )

r1 qr

or

Ts,1 − Ts,2 ∆T

qr = ln(r2 /r1 )

= (66)

Rth

2πkL

therefore the thermal resistance is:

ln(r2 /r1 )

Rth ≡ (67)

2πkL

• The equations governing steady state heat conduction through a spherical shell with

constant and uniform k and boundary conditions, and no source are:

1 d dT

2

r2 =0 (68)

r dr dr

the heat diffusion equation, with boundary conditions:

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1. T (r1 ) = Ts,1

2. T (r2 ) = Ts,2

dT

qr = −k4πr2 (69)

dr

• Again, the shape of the T (r) profile can be deduced from Fourier’s Law (A increases with

increasing r, therefore, dT /dr must decrease with increasing r).

• Integration of Fourier’s Law can be used to determine the thermal resistance for 1-D

spherical heat conduction: Z r2

dr 4πk Ts,2

Z

2

= − dT

r1 r qr Ts,1

which gives:

1 1 4πk

− = (Ts,1 − Ts,2 )

r1 r2 qr

or

Ts,1 − Ts,2 ∆T

qr = = (70)

1 1 1 Rth

4πk r1 − r2

1 1 1

Rth ≡ − (71)

4πk r1 r2

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• Consider a planar wall with uniform k, and no source, exposed to two known convection

environments, h1 , T∞,1 and h2 , T∞,2 . Determine the steady state heat transfer rate

through the wall, qx .

• The convection heat transfer rate on the left side of the wall (in the positive x direction)

is:

q1 = h1 A(T∞,1 − Ts,1 ) (72)

The conduction heat transfer rate through the wall is:

kA

qx = (Ts,1 − Ts,2 ) (73)

L

The convection heat transfer rate on the right side of the wall (in the positive x direction)

is:

q2 = h2 A(Ts,2 − T∞,2 ) (74)

• Application of steady state energy balances to control surfaces about surfaces 1 and 2

gives:

q1 = qx (75)

qx = q2 (76)

i.e.

kA

h1 A(T∞,1 − Ts,1 ) = (Ts,1 − Ts,2 ) (77)

L

kA

(Ts,1 − Ts,2 ) = h2 A(Ts,2 − T∞,2 ) (78)

L

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i.e. two equations with two unknown temperatures, Ts,1 and Ts,2 . These equations can be

solved for the unknown temperatures and then the heat transfer rate, qx , can be evaluated.

qx = = = (79)

Rc,1 Rw Rc,2

where

1

Rc,1 = (80)

h1 A

L

Rw = (81)

kA

1

Rc,2 = (82)

h2 A

Note: Eq. (79) implies use of the two surface energy balances.

T∞,1 − T∞,2

qx = (83)

Rc,1 + Rw + Rc,2

i.e.

∆T

qx = P (84)

Rth

just as in series electric circuits.

• So for this problem the heat transfer rate, qx , can be written in several ways:

T∞,1 − T∞,2

qx = (85)

Rc,1 + Rw + Rc,2

T∞,1 − Ts,1

= (86)

Rc,1

Ts,1 − Ts,2

= (87)

Rw

Ts,2 − T∞,2

= (88)

Rc,2

T∞,1 − Ts,2

= (89)

Rc,1 + Rw

Ts,1 − T∞,2

= (90)

Rw + Rc,2

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• What about a multilayer wall (i.e. composite wall) exposed to two known convection

environments (k’s constant and uniform, steady state, no source)?

1

Rc,1 = (91)

h1 A

LA

RA = (92)

kA A

LB

RB = (93)

kB A

LC

RC = (94)

kC A

1

Rc,2 = (95)

h2 A

The thermal resistance network gives the following expressions for qx :

T∞,1 − T∞,2

qx = (96)

Rc,1 + RA + RB + RC + Rc,2

T∞,1 − Ts,1

= (97)

Rc,1

Ts,1 − Ts,2

= (98)

RA

Ts,2 − Ts,3

= (99)

RB

Ts,3 − Ts,4

= (100)

RC

Ts,4 − T∞,2

= (101)

Rc,2

T∞,1 − Ts,2

= (102)

Rc,1 + RA

T∞,1 − Ts,3

= (103)

Rc,1 + RA + RB

T∞,1 − Ts,4

= (104)

Rc,1 + RA + RB + RC

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state, no source, constant and uniform k’s, long pipe).

1

Rc,1 = (105)

h1 2πr1 L

ln(r2 /r1 )

RA = (106)

2πkA L

ln(r3 /r2 )

RB = (107)

2πkB L

ln(r4 /r3 )

RC = (108)

2πkC L

1

Rc,2 = (109)

h2 2πr4 L

The thermal resistance network gives the following balance:

T∞,1 − T∞,2

qr = (110)

Rc,1 + RA + RB + RC + Rc,2

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1

Rc,1 = (111)

h1 A

LA

RA = (112)

kA A

LB

RB = (113)

k B AB

LC

RC = (114)

k C AC

LD

RD = (115)

kD A

1

Rc,2 = (116)

h2 A

The result is a series-parallel thermal circuit:

T∞,1 − T∞,2

qx = (117)

Rc,1 + RA + Req + RD + Rc,2

1

Req = 1 1 (118)

RB + RC

Note: the circuit, as drawn, assumes that the surface temperatures of materials B and C

are equivalent. This is required for the assumption of one-dimensional heat conduction,

but it is not strictly true, especially as the difference in the magnitudes of kB and kC

increases.

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• Thus far, perfect thermal contact has been assumed between materials in a composite

system, i.e. the temperatures at the surfaces of two materials in contact are identical.

• Consider steady state, one-dimensional, no source heat conduction between two materials

that are brought into contact. The temperature distribution appears as follows:

T1 − T2,A T2,A − T2,B T2,B − T3

qx = = = (119)

LA /kA A 1/hc A LB /kB A

where 1/hc A is the thermal contact resistance, Rt,c , and hc (W/m2 ·◦ C) is the contact

coefficient.

• When materials are mechanically joined, an extra resistance arises due to the joint, i.e.

the roughness of the contact surfaces.

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contact existed the T profile would be continuous, the slope would be discontinuous if

kA 6= kB .

2. conduction, and radiation at high temperatures, through the gaps.

• The value of hc will depend on the thermal conductivity of the fluid in the voids, kf , the

thermal conductivities of the two materials in contact, the contact area between the two

materials, Ac , the void area, Av , and the thickness of the joint, Lg . The thermal circuit

for the joint is:

qx = = + (120)

1/hc A Rm Rf

where

Lg

Rf = (121)

kf Av

Lg Lg

Rm = + (122)

2kA Ac 2kB Ac

therefore

1 1

1 1 (123)

Lg L + Lg hc A

2kA Ac

+ 2k gA kf Av

B c

and

1 Ac 2kA kB Av

hc = + kf (124)

Lg A kA + kB A

– decrease Lg (smoother surface or increased joint pressure)

– increase kf (fill the void with thermal grease)

00 (m2 ·◦ C/W), i.e. 1/h the

• Tables 3.1 and 3.2, Incropera and DeWitt, list values of Rt,c c

contact conductance, for representative joints and void materials. More data is available

from manufacturers of thermal greases.

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• Energy generation in materials may occur due to resistance heating (i.e. I 2 R), nuclear

reaction, and chemical reaction. The absorption of radiation may also be treated as a

source term. This generation of energy is treated as a volumetric source term, q̇ (W/m3 ).

• Consider steady state, one-dimensional heat conduction in a plane wall with uniform k,

and q̇:

d2 T q̇

2

+ =0 (125)

dx k

with boundary conditions T (−L) = Ts,1 and T (L) = Ts,2 .

q̇ 2

T =− x + C1 x + C2 (126)

2k

and using the boundary conditions to evaluate C1 and C2 gives:

2 !

q̇L2 x Ts,2 − Ts,1 x Ts,1 + Ts,2

T (x) = 1− + + (127)

2k L 2 L 2

• If Ts,1 = Ts,2 = Ts :

2 !

q̇L2 x

T (x) = 1− + Ts (128)

2k L

and the maximum temperature occurs at x = 0:

q̇L2

T (0) = T0 = + Ts (129)

2k

Using T0 the temperature distribution can be written as:

2

T (x) − T0 x

= (130)

Ts − T0 L

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at the surface of a perfectly insulated material, therefore, Eq. (128) can be used for the

temperature distribution in a material with uniform source in contact with a perfectly

insulated surface.

• When the surfaces of the wall are exposed to convection environments, Eq. (127) can

be used for the temperature distribution when steady state energy balances are used on

control surfaces at surfaces 1 and 2 to determine Ts,1 and Ts,2 .

dT

−k = h2 (Ts,2 − T∞,2 ) (131)

dx L

dT

−k = h1 (T∞,1 − Ts,1 ) (132)

dx −L

but

dT q̇x Ts,2 − Ts,1

=− + (133)

dx k 2L

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Ts,2 − Ts,1

q̇L − k = h2 (Ts,2 − T∞,2 ) (134)

2L

Ts,2 − Ts,1

−q̇L − k = h1 (T∞,1 − Ts,1 ) (135)

2L

If, h1 = h2 = h, and T∞,1 = T∞,2 = T∞ , then:

q̇L

Ts,1 = Ts,2 = Ts = T∞ + (136)

h

fectly insulated surface, material B has a uniform source term q̇B , and material C is

exposed to a convection environment.

2 !

q̇B L2B x

T (x) = 1− + Ts,3 (137)

2kB LB

where Ts,3 is found from an energy balance applied to the control surface at surface 3, or

by using an overall energy balance:

i.e.

Ts,3 − T∞

q̇B LB = (139)

LC /kC + 1/h

therefore

LC 1

Ts,3 = T∞ + q̇B LB + (140)

kC h

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Also

q̇B LB

Ts,4 = T∞ + (141)

h

And

q̇B L2B

Tmax = Ts,1 = Ts,2 = + Ts,3 (142)

2k

• NOTE: The use of thermal resistances requires qx = const, and in a material with a

source qx 6= const at each cross-section. DO NOT use resistances in any material with

a source.

• Consider steady state, one-dimensional conduction heat transfer in a solid cylinder with

uniform k and q̇.

1 d dT q̇

r + =0 (143)

r dr dr k

with boundary conditions:

dT

=0 or T (0) is finite (144)

dr r=0

and

T (ro ) = Ts (145)

q̇ 2

T =− r + C1 ln r + C2 (146)

4k

and applying the boundary conditions gives:

2 !

q̇r2 r

T (r) = o 1− + Ts (147)

4k ro

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balance can be used to determine Ts :

or

q̇r

Ts = T∞ + (149)

2h

3.6.2 Summary

• General expressions for the temperature distribution, heat flux, and heat transfer rate

for Cartesian, radial and spherical co-ordinate systems are summarized in Appendix C of

Incropera and DeWitt.

• Consider convection heat transfer from a surface area A. The convection resistance is

1/hA. To promote heat transfer from the surface the thermal resistance may be decreased

by increasing h or increasing the surface area exposed to the convection environment. Fins

are used as a means to increase the surface area, and promote heat transfer. Examples of

fins are the finned tube used in a car radiator, an air-cooled motorcycle engine, electric

and hotwater baseboard heaters, computer chip heat sinks, and furnace walls.

• In the best possible scenario, the increased area will remain at the original temperature

of the unaugmented surface area. In general, this does not occur, due to the conduction

resistance in the material that has been added. The ideal case can be approached for

short fins of very high thermal conductivity.

• To develop a means of analysing fins, the 1st Law will be applied to the control volume

in the fin shown below.

• Assumptions:

1. steady state;

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2. no source;

3. uniform h and k; and

4. one-dimensional conduction in the fin. This implies that at any location x along the

length of the fin the temperature is uniform across the cross-sectional area Ac . This

assumption is most appropriate for thin fins of high thermal conductivity.

" # " # " #

Energy conducted Energy conducted Energy convected from

− − =0

in left face out right face the exposed surface area

i.e.

qx − qx+dx − dqconv = 0 (150)

where

dT

qx = −kAc (151)

dx

dT d dT

qx+dx = −kAc −k Ac dx (152)

dx dx dx

and

dqconv = hdAs (T − T∞ ) (153)

• Substituting Eqs. (151), (152), and (300) into Eq. (150) gives:

d dT h dAs

Ac − (T − T∞ ) = 0 (154)

dx dx k dx

dAs = P dx

where P is the perimeter, and assuming uniform cross-sectional area, Ac :

d2 T hP

2

− (T − T∞ ) = 0 (155)

dx kAc

θx = Tx − T∞ (156)

Eq. (155) can be written as:

d2 θ

− m2 θ = 0 (157)

dx2

where

hP

m2 = (158)

kAc

• Equation (157) governs the steady-state, one-dimensional temperature distribution in a

fin with uniform cross-sectional area, and uniform thermal conductivity and convection

heat transfer coefficient. The general solution is:

θx = C1 emx + C2 e−mx (159)

where the constants C1 and C2 depend on the two boundary conditions imposed on the

fin.

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• One boundary condition is that the base temperature of the fin is fixed at Tb :

θx=0 = Tb − T∞ = θb (160)

θb = C1 + C2 (161)

3.7.1 Case A: Convection Heat Loss from the Tip of the Fin

• This is the most realistic tip boundary condition. It is derived by performing a steady

state energy balance on a control surface around the tip of the fin, i.e. [heat conducted

in the left face] = [heat convected away from the right face]:

dT

hAc (TL − T∞ ) = −kAc

dx x=L

or, using θ:

dθ

hθL = −k (162)

dx x=L

The tip boundary condition gives:

• Solving Eqs. (161) and (163) for C1 and C2 gives the following temperature distribution

in the fin.

θ cosh(m(L − x)) + (h/mk) sinh(m(L − x))

= (164)

θb cosh(mL) + (h/mk) sinh(mL)

• The rate of heat loss from the fin would be of interest. This may be determined by

integrating the convection heat flux over the surface area of the fin.

Z Z

qf = h(Tx − T∞ ) dAs = hθx dAs

Af Af

Fortunately, there is an easier way to calculate qf . An energy balance at the base of the

fin gives:

dT dθ

qf = −kAc = −kAc (165)

dx x=0 dx x=0

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Using the temperature distribution given by Eq. (164) to determine the temperature

gradient at the base of the fin results in:

p sinh(mL) + (h/mk) cosh(mL)

qf = hP kAc θb (166)

cosh(mL) + (h/mk) sinh(mL)

• The insulated tip boundary condition implies that the tip of the fin is perfectly insulated,

therefore, the temperature gradient at the tip is zero.

dT dθ

= =0 (167)

dx x=L

dx x=L

This boundary condition would apply when a fin butts against an insulated surface, or in

a symmetry problem. It is also very useful in approximating Case A.

which when solved along with the base boundary condition, Eq. (161), results in the

following temperature distribution:

θ cosh(m(L − x))

= (169)

θb cosh(mL)

• Applying Eq. (165) results in the following expression for the heat transfer rate:

p

qf = hP kAc θb tanh(mL) (170)

• When the tip temperature of a fin is specified, the tip boundary condition is:

θx=L = TL − T∞ = θL (171)

= (172)

θb sinh(mL)

p cosh(mL) − θL /θb

qf = hP kAc θb (173)

sinh(mL)

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• If a fin is infinitely long, the tip temperature will be equivalent to the environment tem-

perature:

TL→∞ − T∞ = θL→∞ = 0 (174)

Which when solved with the base boundary condition, Eq. (161), gives:

θ

= e−mx (175)

θb

and the heat transfer rate is: p

qf = hP kAc θb (176)

• An infinite fin may not seem very practical, however, infinity is a relative term. For a fin

with a low thermal conductivity, the fin tip temperature may approach the environment

temperature in a length of several centimeters. The advantage of being able to use this

boundary condition is the simple solution, as opposed to that obtained for Case A. This

was of importance before the days of the calculator.

• A fin efficiency can be defined as follows:

Actual heat transfer rate

ηf =

Heat transfer rate if the whole fin is at Tb

or

qf qf

ηf = = (177)

qmax hAf θb

If the fin efficiency is known, the fin heat transfer rate can be calculated easily:

qf = ηf hAf θb (178)

1 sinh(mL) + (h/mk) cosh(mL)

qf = (179)

mL cosh(mL) + (h/mk) sinh(mL)

tanh(mL)

ηf = (180)

mL

• The case D fin efficiency is:

1

ηf = (181)

mL

• Note: Even in these advanced times, the calculation of qf for Case A is a tedious affair.

If only it could be appoximated with a simpler solution. It can! When a corrected length,

Lc , is used, the Case B solution can be used to approximate Case A. The corrected length

is defined as:

Lc = L + Atip /P (182)

and the fin surface area would be calculated as:

Af = P Lc (183)

Note:

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1. The length correction is defined such that the tip area will be included automatically

when the fin area is calculated in this manner.

2. For a pin fin:

πD2 /4 D

Lc = L + =L+

πD 4

3. For a rectangular fin (t << z):

zt t

Lc = L + =L+

2(z + t) 2

• The Case A solution is approximated by the Case B (insulated tip) solution when Lc is

used to replace L in the insulated tip solutions. Then:

tanh(mLc )

ηf = (184)

mLc

therefore, for a constant cross-sectional area, one ηf curve may be generated.

1/2 1/2

hP 2h

mLc = Lc = Lc

kAc kt

Ap = Lc t

!1/2

2h

mLc = Lc3/2 (185)

kAp

The fin effciency for all rectangular cross-section fins is plotted in Fig. 3.18, Incropera

and DeWitt. This diagram or Eq. (184) may be used to determine the efficiency of any

rectangular cross-section fin. Note: mLc would be evaluated using Eq. (3.7.5) or (185).

• The fin solutions discussed thus far are for constant cross-section fins, e.g. cylindrical pin,

or straight rectangular fins. Fins may also be triangular, conical, annular (circumferential

or circular), or other shapes. The cross-sectional area of all these fins is variable. Equa-

tion (154), which accounts for the variation of cross-sectional area with x would have to

be solved to obtain the temperature distribution and heat transfer rate for these fins.

Unfortunately, the solution to this equation may be tedious and involve Bessel functions,

so it would be time consuming to evaluate (see Section 3.6.4, Incropera and DeWitt).

Fortunately, fin efficiency may be used. Equations for the fin efficiency of several types of

fin geometry are given in Table 3.5, Incropera and DeWitt, and ηf is plotted in Fig. 3.18

for parabolic and triangular fins, and in Fig. 3.19 for annular rectangular profile fins. The

appropriate corrected lengths, Lc and profile areas, Ap are included in Table 3.5 and the

figures. The fin heat transfer rate would again be calculated from Eq. (178).

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• The heat transfer rate for a fin may be written as follows:

θb

qf = ηf hAf θb = (186)

Rt,f

where Rt,f is the thermal resistance of the fin.

1

Rt,f = (187)

ηf hAf

• The fin thermal resistance becomes useful when the total heat loss from a surface is of

interest. For example, consider a finned surface with N fins. The total rate of heat

transfer from the surface would be equivalent to the rate of heat transfer from all the fins,

and all of the exposed surface area:

q = N (qf + qb ) (188)

where qb is the rate of heat transfer from the exposed surface area, Ab , between two fins.

θb θb

qb = = (189)

Rt,b 1/hAb

Note: the fin and base resistance are in parallel.

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• If there is a contact resistance between the fin and the base surface (e.g. due to a me-

chanical joining process), an extra resistance must be included.

1

Rt,c = (191)

hc Ac

the heat transfer rate from one fin would be:

θb

qf = (192)

Rt,f + Rt,c

and the total heat transfer rate from a finned surface may be written as:

θb

q= (193)

Req

1

Req = 1 1 (194)

Rt,f +Rt,c + Rt,b

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4.1 Flow Over Flat Surfaces

4.1.1 Non-Dimensional form of the Equations of Motion

• Consider a two-dimensional, steady state, incompressible flow of a constant property,

Newtonian fluid, with freestream velocity u∞ , past a flat plate of length L.

• The governing equations for this flow are the continuity equation:

∂u ∂v

+ =0 (195)

∂x ∂y

and the Navier-Stokes equations:

!

∂u ∂u ∂p ∂2u ∂2u

ρu + ρv =− +µ + 2 (196)

∂x ∂y ∂x ∂x2 ∂y

!

∂v ∂v ∂p ∂2v ∂2v

ρu + ρv =− +µ + (197)

∂x ∂y ∂y ∂x2 ∂y 2

(198)

y ∗ = y/L v ∗ = v/v∞

• Substitution of these non-dimensional variables into Eq. (195) results in the following

form of the continuity equation:

u∞ ∂u∗ u∞ ∂v ∗

+ =0

L ∂x∗ L ∂y ∗

which can be written in the following non-dimensional form:

∂u∗ ∂v ∗

+ =0 (199)

∂x∗ ∂y ∗

equations, Eq. (196), gives:

!

ρu2∞ ∗ ∂u∗ ρu2∞ ∗ ∂u∗ ρu2∞ ∂p∗ µu∞ ∂ 2 u∗ ∂ 2 u∗

u ∗

+ v ∗

= − ∗

+ 2 + ∗2

L ∂x L ∂y L ∂x L ∂x∗2 ∂y

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!

∂u∗ ∂u∗ ∂p∗ µ ∂ 2 u∗ ∂ 2 u∗

u∗ ∗ + v ∗ ∗ = − ∗ + + ∗2

∂x ∂y ∂x ρu∞ L ∂x∗2 ∂y

But ReL = ρu∞ L/µ, therefore, the non-dimensional form of the x-component of the

Navier-Stokes equations can be written as:

!

∂u∗ ∂u∗ ∂p∗ 1 ∂ 2 u∗ ∂ 2 u∗

u∗ ∗ + v∗ ∗ =− ∗ + + ∗2 (200)

∂x ∂y ∂x ReL ∂x∗2 ∂y

is: !

∗ ∗ ∂p∗ ∂ 2v∗ ∂ 2v∗

∗ ∂v ∗ ∂v 1

u +v =− ∗ + + ∗2 (201)

∂x∗ ∂y ∗ ∂y ReL ∂x∗2 ∂y

• Equations (199), (200), and (201) are the non-dimensional forms of the equations that

govern the steady state, two-dimensional, incompressible flow of a constant property,

Newtonian fluid, with freestream velocity u∞ , past a flat plate of length L.

• Note: the only parameter in these equations is the Reynolds number, therefore, Re should

appear as a parameter in the solutions for the hydrodynamic boundary layer on a flat

plate.

• Consider the order of magnitude of the non-dimensional variables that appear in Eqs.

(199), (200), and (201):

(202)

O(y ∗ ) = δ/L = δ ∗ 1 O(p∗ ) =? O(ReL ) =?

• Now, consider the order of magnitude of each term in Eqs. (199), (200), and (201):

∂u∗ ∂v ∗

+ =0

∂x∗ ∂y ∗

!

∂u∗ ∂u∗ ∂p∗ 1 ∂ 2 u∗ ∂ 2 u∗

u∗ ∗ + v∗ ∗ =− ∗ + + ∗2

∂x ∂y ∂x ReL ∂x∗2 ∂y

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!

∗ ∂p∗ ∗ ∂ 2v∗ ∂ 2v∗

∗ ∂v ∗ ∂v 1

u ∗

+ v ∗

= − ∗

+ + ∗2

∂x ∂y ∂y ReL ∂x∗2 ∂y

• Note:

1. From the continuity equation O(v ∗ ) = δ ∗ 1 (since both terms must be of the same

magnitude).

2. For the viscous terms to be the same order as the inertia terms in the x-component

of the Navier-Stokes equations O(ReL ) = 1/δ ∗2 1.

3. For the pressure term to be the same order as the inertia terms in the x-component

of the Navier-Stokes equations (to prevent infinite accelerations) O(p∗ ) = 1.

• The non-dimensional forms of the equations governing the flow in the boundary layer are:

∂u∗ ∂v ∗

+ =0 (203)

∂x∗ ∂y ∗

!

∂u∗ ∂u∗ ∂p∗ 1 ∂ 2 u∗

u∗ ∗ + v∗ ∗ =− ∗ + (204)

∂x ∂y ∂x ReL ∂y ∗2

∂p∗

0=− (205)

∂y ∗

• Or in dimensional form:

∂u ∂v

+ =0 (206)

∂x ∂y

!

∂u ∂u ∂p ∂2u

ρu + ρv =− +µ (207)

∂x ∂y ∂x ∂y 2

∂p

0=− (208)

∂y

• One term has been eliminated from the x-component of the Navier-Stokes equations.

• The y-component of the Navier-Stokes equations has been reduced to a hydrostatic pres-

sure distribution.

• By performing the order of magnitude analysis one equation has been simplified, and the

number of equations that must be solved has been reduced by one.

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• Consider a two-dimensional, steady state, incompressible flow of a constant property,

Newtonian fluid at freestream temperature T∞ and velocity u∞ past a flat plate of length

L, maintained at a constant temperature Ts .

!

∂T ∂T ∂2T ∂2T

ρcp u + ρcp v =k 2

+ + µΦ (209)

∂x ∂y ∂x ∂y 2

where 2 2 2

∂u ∂v ∂u ∂v

Φ=2 +2 + + (210)

∂x ∂y ∂y ∂x

• Define the following non-dimensional variables

x∗ = x/L u∗ = u/u∞ θ = (T − Ts )/(T∞ − Ts )

(211)

y ∗ = y/L v ∗ = v/u∞

• Substituting these non-dimensional variables into Eqs. (209) and (210) gives:

!

ρcp u∞ (T∞ − Ts ) ∂θ ∂θ k(T∞ − Ts ) ∂2θ ∂2θ µu2∞ ∗

u∗ ∗ + v ∗ ∗ = + + Φ (212)

L ∂x ∂y L2 ∂x∗2 ∂y ∗2 L2

where 2 2 2

∂u∗ ∂v ∗ ∂u∗ ∂v ∗

Φ∗ = 2 +2 + + (213)

∂x∗ ∂y ∗ ∂y ∗ ∂x∗

• Simplifying Eq. (212):

!

∂θ ∂θ k ∂2θ ∂2θ µu∞

u∗ ∗ + v ∗ ∗ = + + Φ∗ (214)

∂x ∂y ρcp u∞ L ∂x∗2 ∂y ∗2 ρcp L(T∞ − Ts )

• But !

k k µ k µ 1 1

= = = = (215)

ρcp u∞ L ρcp u∞ L µ µcp ρu∞ L P rReL Pe

µu∞ µu∞ u∞

=

ρcp L(T∞ − Ts ) ρcp L(T∞ − Ts ) u∞

!

u2∞ µ

=

cp (T∞ − Ts ) ρu∞ L

!

u2∞ µ

= −

cp (Ts − T∞ ) ρu∞ L

Ec

= − (216)

ReL

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• Note:

ρu∞ L inertia forces

Reynolds # = ReL = ∝ (217)

µ viscous forces

µcp ν rate of diffusion of momentum

Prandtl # = P r = = ∝ (218)

k α rate of diffusion of thermal energy

convective transport of thermal energy

Peclet # = P e = P rReL ∝ (219)

conductive transport of thermal energy

u2∞ kinetic energy/unit volume of flow

Eckert # = Ec = ∝ (220)

cp (Ts − T∞ ) thermal energy/unit volume of flow

!

∗∂θ ∂θ 1 ∂2θ ∂2θ Ec ∗

u + v∗ ∗ = + − Φ (221)

∂x∗ ∂y Pe ∂x∗2 ∂y ∗2 ReL

• Note: the only parameters in the thermal problem are P r, ReL , and Ec.

• Similar to the analysis of the hydrodynamic boundary layer, consider the order of mag-

nitude of each term in Eq. (221):

∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

O(y ) = δT /L = δT 1 O(v ) = δ 1 O(P r) =?

(222)

O(θ) = 1 O(ReL ) = 1/δ ∗2 O(P e) =?

! 2 2 2 !

∂θ ∂θ 1 ∂2θ ∂2θ Ec ∂u∗ ∂v ∗ ∂u∗ ∂v ∗

∗

u + v∗ ∗ = + − 2 +2 + +

∂x∗ ∂y Pe ∂x∗2 ∂y ∗2 ReL ∂x∗ ∂y ∗ ∂y ∗ ∂x∗

• Note:

1. For the conduction terms to be of the same order as the convection terms O(1/P e) =

δT∗2 . This is sensible, since O(ReL ) = 1/δ ∗2 , and O(P r) ≈ 1 for most common fluids.

2. For any of the viscous dissipation terms to be of the same order as the remainder of

the equation, the only possibility is for O(Ec) ≈ 1, then the (∂u∗ /∂y ∗ )2 term will

remain

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• The non-dimensional form of the energy equation for the thermodynamic boundary layer

on a flat plate (steady state, constant property, Newtonian fluid, incompressible flow) is:

2

∂θ ∗ ∂θ 1 ∂2θ Ec ∂u∗

∗

u ∗

+ v ∗

= ∗2

− (223)

∂x ∂y P e ∂y ReL ∂y ∗

But Ec ≥ 1 only at high velocities,

e.g. for air, (cp ≈ 1000 J/kg·o C, (Ts − T∞ ) ≈ 100o C → u∞ ≈ 316 m/s for Ec =

u2∞ /(cp (Ts − T∞ )) = 1. The speed of sound at 300K is 347 m/s.

therefore, at low velocities, viscous dissipation is negligible. Viscous dissipation is very im-

portant at high velocities, e.g. the space shuttle, and SR-71 Blackbird spy plane. Viscous

dissipation gives rise to frictional heating.

• Neglecting viscous dissipation, the equation governing the thermal boundary layer on a flat

plate for steady, two-dimensional, incompressible flow of a constant property, Newtonian

fluid is:

∂T ∂T ∂2T

ρcp u + ρcp v =k 2 (224)

∂x ∂y ∂y

or

∂T ∂T ∂2T

u +v =α 2 (225)

∂x ∂y ∂y

• We would be interested in the frictional drag due to the hydrodynamic boundary layer.

The frictional drag is due to the shear stress at the plate surface, i.e.:

∂u

τs = µ (226)

∂y y=0

ρu2∞

τs = Cf (227)

2

• Since the velocity gradient ∂u/∂y at y = 0 varies with x, the skin friction coefficient will

also be a function of x. Further, the non-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations, Eqs. (200)

and (201) illustrate that the only parameters that would influence the solution for the

velocity gradient at the wall (i.e. y = 0) are Re and ∂p/∂x. But, the pressure gradient is

only a function of x, and it is determined by the geometry of the flow, therefore, for flows

of different fluids past the same geometry, only the Reynolds number and position on the

body should influence the skin friction coefficient:

• To solve for Cf we need the velocity distribution in the boundary layer, therefore, we

need to solve Eqs. (206) and (207).

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• The heat flux at the surface of the plate exposed to the convection environment, qs00 , can

be written as follows:

00 ∂T

qs = h(Ts − T∞ ) = −k (229)

∂y y=0

Heat is transferred from the wall to the fluid by conduction (since the molecules of fluid

next to the wall have zero velocity relative to the plate).

−k ∂T

∂y y=0

h= (230)

Ts − T∞

To determine h we need the temperature gradient at the wall, i.e. the temperature dis-

tribution, therefore, we need to solve the energy equation for the boundary layer, i.e. Eq.

(224), which will require a prior solution for the hydrodynamic boundary layer.

• The non-dimensional form of the energy equation, Eq. (223), illustrates that the only

non-dimensional parameters that should appear in the thermal boundary layer solution

are x∗ , y ∗ , P e (or Re and P r), and Ec.

• Instead of working with the heat transfer coefficent, it is common to use a non-dimensional

variable called the Nusselt number (N u):

hL Actual heat transfer in the presence of flow

N uL = ∝ (231)

k Heat transfer if only conduction occurs

or locally:

hx

N ux = (232)

k

• Since only P r, Re, and Ec are the parameters of the flow:

N u = N u(P r, Re, Ec)

N u = N u(P r, Re) (234)

• Blausius (1908) developed an analytical solution for the hydrodynamic boundary layer

(see Section 7.2.1, Incropera and DeWitt):

5x

δ = 1/2

(235)

Rex

Cf,x = 0.664Re−1/2

x (236)

• Polhausen (1921) developed an analytical solution for the thermal boundary layer:

hx x

N ux = = 0.332Rex1/2 P r1/3 P r ≥ 0.6 (237)

k

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• Note:

1. These correlations are for local values, i.e. they are functions of x.

2. The boundary layer thickens at the rate of x1/2 . For a given x, the thickness decreases

with increasing Re (as the influence of viscous forces decreases).

3. The Nusselt number increases at the rate of x1/2 but hx decreases at the rate of

x1/2 (i.e. the thermal boundary layer thickens with increasing x, decreasing the

temperature gradient and the heat transfer rate at the surface of the plate).

4. The expected non-dimensional parameters have arisen in the analytical solutions.

• Often, we are not interested in the local skin friction, or heat transfer rate, but in the

total frictional drag over a surface, or the total heat transfer rate from (or to) the surface.

ρu2∞

Z L Z L

D= τs w dx = Cf,x w dx (238)

0 0 2

Since ρu2∞ /2 is constant:

ρu2∞

D = Cf A (239)

2

where Z L

1

Cf = Cf,x dx (240)

L 0

Substituting Eq. (236) into Eq. (240) and performing the integral gives:

−1/2

C f = 1.328ReL (241)

• The total heat transfer rate from the plate, q, can be evaluated as follows:

Z L

q= hx (Ts − T∞ )w dx (242)

0

q = hA(Ts − T∞ ) (243)

where Z L

1

h= hx dx (244)

L 0

Substituting hx from Eq. (237) into Eq. (244) gives:

k 1/2

hL = 0.664 ReL P r1/3 P r ≥ 0.6 (245)

L

or an average Nusselt number can be defined as:

1/2

N uL = 0.664ReL P r1/3 P r ≥ 0.6 (246)

• Note: Cf , N uL , and hL are twice the corresponding value at the position L from the

leading edge (due to the exponent on Rex ).

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• The above correlations for h and N u have restrictions on the Prandtl number. Churchill

and Ozoe experimentally obtained the following correlation for laminar flow over a flat

isothermal plate which is valid for all Prandtl numbers:

1/2

0.3387Rex P r1/3

N ux = 1/4 P ex ≥ 100 (247)

1 + (0.0468/P r)2/3

where N uL = 2N uL .

• The correlations developed thus far are based on the assumption that the fluid properties

are constant and uniform. When there is a significant difference between the plate and

freestream temperatures, the fluid properties are evaluated at a film temperature:

Ts + T∞

Tf = (248)

2

• When the plate is not heated over its entire length (e.g. heating starts at a location ξ

from the leading edge of the plate) Eq. (237) is modified to give:

ξ

N ux = 0.332Rex1/2 P r1/3 1− (249)

x

• For a laminar boundary layer flow over a flat plate which has a constant and uniform wall

heat flux (qs00 , W/m2 ) the local Nusselt number is:

Note: only the constant has changed between Eq. (237) and Eq. (250).

• If the heat flux is given, we would be interested in the local wall temperature, Ts,x , or the

mean temperature difference Ts − T∞ :

k

qs00 = hx (Ts,x − T∞ ) = N ux (Ts,x − T∞ ) (251)

x

therefore

qs00 x

Ts,x − T∞ = (252)

N ux k

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So: Z L 00

1 qs x q 00 L/k

Ts − T∞ = dx = s (253)

L 0 N ux k N uL

Using Eq. (250) to determine N ux :

qs00 L/k

Ts − T∞ = 1/2

(254)

0.680ReL P r1/3

and

3

qs00 = hL (Ts − T∞ ) (255)

2

Note:

1. The mean Nusselt number for laminar flow over a flat plate with qs00 = const is:

1/2

N uL |qs00 =const = 0.680ReL P r1/3 (256)

which is only 2% larger than the mean value for the constant Ts boundary condition,

Eq. (246), therefore, it is acceptable to use any of the N uL correlations for constant

Ts to determine Ts − T∞ for the constant qs00 boundary condition.

2. The correlation developed by Ozoe and Churchill may also be used for the constant

heat flux boundary condition by replacing the constants 0.3387 and 0.0468 in Eq.

(247) with 0.4637 and 0.0207, respectively.

• The skin friction coefficient for laminar boundary layer flow over a uniform temperature

flat plate is given by Eq. (236). This equation can be rearranged as follows:

Cf,x

= 0.332Rex−1/2 (257)

2

• The expression for the local Nusselt number for a laminar boundary layer on a uniform

temperature flat plate is Eq. (237). Dividing Eq. (237) by Rex P r:

N ux

= 0.332Rex−1/2 P r−2/3 (258)

Rex P r

the left hand side of this equation is called the Stanton number, Stx , therefore:

Stx P r2/3 = 0.332Re−1/2

x (259)

Cf,x

Stx P r2/3 = (260)

2

or

Cf

StP r2/3 = (261)

2

• This is the Reynolds-Colburn analogy between fluid friction and heat transfer. For ex-

ample, if experimental measurements are made of the frictional drag on a body → C f →

St → h → heat transfer rate (or vice versa).

• The Reynolds-Colburn analogy applies for laminar and turbulent boundary layers on flat

plates, and, in a modified form, for turbulent tube flow.

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• Consider a steady, incompressible flow of a Newtonian fluid past a flat plate. The

freestream conditions are constant at u∞ and T∞ , and the plate temperature is a uniform

and constant Ts .

• As the Reynolds number increases, the inertia forces begin to dominate the viscous forces

and instabilities in the flow can no longer be damped out by viscous effects. The flow will

go through a transition from a laminar boundary layer to a turbulent boundary layer.

• The turbulent portion of the boundary layer is thicker than the laminar portion, and

instead of smooth lamina, it consists of eddies of varying size.

• The effect of these eddies is to give a mean velocity profile that is fuller than in the laminar

portion of the boundary layer. This will result in higher velocity gradients at the surface

of the plate → higher wall shear stress (and Cf,x ) → higher frictional drag.

• Similarly, the mean temperature profile in the boundary layer becomes fuller, and the

temperature gradient at the wall will increase. Since the temperature gradient at the wall

increases, then the heat transfer rate will increase, therefore, by Eq. (230), the convection

heat transfer coefficient will be higher than for laminar flow.

• In laminar flow, the shear stress is a function of the fluid properties (i.e. µ) and the velocity

gradient. In turbulent flow, the shear stress is a function of µ, the velocity gradient, and

the flow properties. This occurs, because the eddies will cause a transport of momentum

through the boundary layer, and this transport is modelled as a shear stress:

∂u

τt = ρM (262)

∂y

where M is the eddy viscosity, which is due to the fluid motion.

• An analytical solution cannot be found for turbulent flows, due to the dependence of the

flow on the flow properties, therefore, experimental measurements are used to develop

empirical correlations for Cf and N u in turbulent flows.

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Cf,x = 0.0592Re−1/5

x Rex ≤ 107 (263)

and this equation may be used for Rex < 108 to within 15% accuracy.

N ux = 0.0296Rex4/5 P r1/3 0.6 < P r < 60, Rex < 108 (264)

• For heating starting at a position ξ from the leading edge of the plate:

N ux = 0.0296Re4/5

x Pr

1/3

[1 − (ξ/x)9/10 ]−1/9 0.6 < P r < 60, Rex < 108 (265)

i.e. 4% higher than for the constant wall temperature boundary condition.

• A laminar boundary layer will eventually go through a transition to a turbulent boundary

layer. Define the plate length as L and the position where the critical Reynolds number,

Rex,c , occurs as xc . When 0.95 < xc /L ≤ 1, then the mean laminar convection coefficient,

Eq. (245), can be used to determine the total heat transfer rate from the plate. When

xc /L ≤ 0.95 then the laminar and turbulent sections of the boundary layer should be

accounted for when determining the total heat transfer rate from the plate:

Z xc Z L !

1

hL = hlam dx + hturb dx (267)

L 0 xc

4/5

N uL = (0.037ReL − A)P r1/3 (268)

where

4/5 1/2

A = 0.037Rex,c − 0.664Rex,c (269)

is dependent upon the critical Reynolds number.

• The critical Reynolds number for flow over a smooth flat plate is 5 × 105 , therefore:

4/5

N uL = (0.037ReL − 871)P r1/3 0.6 < P r < 60, 5 × 105 < ReL ≤ 108 (270)

and

0.074 1742

Cf = 1/5

− 5 × 105 < ReL ≤ 108 (271)

ReL ReL

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• If the boundary layer is completely turbulent (e.g. it is tripped at the leading edge of the

plate) A = 0:

4/5

N uL = 0.037ReL P r1/3 (272)

−1/5

Cf = 0.074ReL (273)

4/5

Note: these equations would also be appropriate when xc /L 1, since A 0.037ReL .

• All of the foregoing correlations are to be used with properties evaluated at the film

temperature.

• These correlations are acceptable for engineering calculations, but they may be up to 25%

in error due to freestream turbulence, and surface roughness.

• The calculation of convection heat transfer rates uses the following procedure:

1. Identify the geometry of the flow. All of the convection heat transfer correlations

are dependent upon the geometry involved.

2. Specify the reference temperature, and evaluate all fluid properties at this reference

temperature. Usually the film temperature, or a mean bulk temperature is used,

however, there are exceptions.

3. Calculate the Reynolds number. Is the flow laminar or turbulent, or both? Is there

anything to cause the flow to be completely turbulent, e.g. a very rough surface, or

freestream turbulence?

4. Determine the boundary condition on the surface, i.e. constant temperature or uni-

form flux.

5. Decide if local or mean values are required.

6. Pick an appropriate correlation based on the previous steps.

• The total drag force, FD , acting on a cylinder in a cross flow is a function of a frictional

component, due to the shear stress in the fluid at the surface of the cylinder, and a

component due to the pressure differential acting on the cylinder due to the formation of

the wake. These two drag components are called frictional and form (or pressure drag),

respectively.

• For ReD < 2 the flow remains attached to the cylinder, and the drag is mainly due to

friction.

• As the Reynolds number is increased boundary layer separation and wake formation

become important, and form drag dominates frictional drag.

• As the freestream is brought to rest at the stagnation point on the cylinder, a maximum

pressure is attained. As the flow expands about the cylinder, the pressure decreases,

and the boundary layer develops in a favourable pressure gradient (dp/dx < 0). As the

flow passes the maximum height of the cylinder, however, it will begin to decelerate, and

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consequently the pressure will increase, producing an adverse pressure gradient (dp/dx >

0).

• Since the pressure in a boundary layer is constant at any x location, this adverse pressure

gradient will decelerate the flow within the boundary layer. If the flow has insufficient

momentum to overcome the adverse pressure gradient it will separate from the surface of

the cylinder and create a recirculation zone, or a wake. Thereafter, the pressure cannot

increase, and this gives rise to a large pressure differential between the front and back of

the cylinder → high form drag.

• A laminar boundary layer carries less momentum near the surface of the cylinder than a

turbulent boundary layer, therefore, it will separate earlier (θ = 80o ) than the turbulent

boundary layer (θ = 140o ) → higher form drag.

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• Figure 7.9, Incropera and DeWitt, above, shows the variation of N uD as a function of

angular position from the stagnation point on the cylinder, i.e. 0◦ . The Nusselt number

decreases from the stagnation point as the laminar boundary layer grows. Between 80◦

and 100◦ N u increases rapidly, due to the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. The

Nusselt number decreases as the turbulent boundary layer is established. The Nusselt

number increases as 140◦ is reached, due to boundary layer separation, and increased

mixing in the wake region.

• Due to the large changes that occur in the flow over a cylinder, depending on position

and Reynolds number, empirical correlations are used to determine overall heat transfer

coefficients for cylinders in cross flow.

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hD

N uD = = CRem

DP r

1/3

P r ≥ 0.6 (274)

k

is widely used for gases, and liquids. The properties used in this equation are evaluated

at the film temperature, and N uD and ReD are based on the characteristic dimension of

the cylinder, i.e. its diameter. The constants C and m are determined from Table 7.2,

Incropera and Dewitt.

• Equation (274) may also be used for cylinders with noncircular cross-sections when Table

7.3, Incropera and DeWitt, is used to define C and m.

1/4

Pr

N uD = CRem

DP r

n

0.7 < P r < 500, 1 < ReD < 106 (275)

P rs

where C and m are obtained from Table 7.4, Incropera and DeWitt, and n = 0.37 for

P r ≤ 10 and n = 0.36 for P r > 10. All properties are evaluated at T∞ except for P rs .

• Churchill and Bernstein have developed the following correlation, which is valid for

ReD P r > 0.2:

1/2

" 5/8 #4/5

0.62ReD P r1/3 ReD

N uD = 0.3 + 1/4 1 + (276)

1 + (0.4/P r)2/3 282, 000

• The behaviour of fluid flow about a sphere is similar to that about a cylinder, however,

the drag coefficient is reduced due to the three-dimensional nature of the flow.

• McAdams has proposed a correlation for the convection heat transfer coefficient on a

sphere in a gas:

N uD = 0.37Re0.6

D 17 < ReD < 70, 000 (277)

where all properties are evaluated at the film temperature.

1/4

µ

1/2 2/3

N uD = 2 + (0.4ReD + 0.06ReD )P r0.4 (278)

µs

which is valid for 0.71 < P r < 380, 3.5 < ReD < 7.6 × 104 , and 1 < µ/µs < 3.2. All

properties in this correlation are evaluated at T∞ except µs which is evaluated at Ts .

• Ranz and Marshall developed the following correlation for convection heat transfer from

freely falling liquid drops:

1/2

N uD = 2 + 0.6ReD P r1/3 (279)

• Note: Eqs. (278) and (279) reduce to N uD = 2 when ReD → 0, which is the value

obtained for conduction from the surface of a sphere in a stationary infinite medium.

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5.1 Hydrodynamic Fundamentals

• Consider steady state flow in a circular tube of radius ro :

• The fully developed velocity profile is parabolic for laminar flow. The profile is flatter for

turbulent flow.

• The friction and heat transfer rate are highest in the developing flow region, and asymptote

to a constant value in the fully developed region.

• The length of the developing flow region (or hydrodynamic entry region), xf d,h , is a

function of the Reynolds number for laminar flows:

xf d,h

≈ 0.05ReD (280)

D lam

where

ρum D

ReD = (281)

µ

and um is a mean velocity of the flow. The transition Reynolds number, ReD,c , is 2300

for tube flow.

• The hydrodynamic entry length for turbulent flow is independent of Reynolds number:

xf d,h

10 ≤ ≤ 60 (282)

D turb

• To derive an expression for the laminar velocity profile in a circular tube of radius ro ,

consider the steady, incompressible flow of a constant property Newtonian fluid in the

tube. In the fully developed region v = 0, and ∂u/∂x = 0. The Navier-Stokes equations

written in Polar-Cylindrical co-ordinates can be solved to give:

" 2 #

1 dp 2 r

u=− r 1− (283)

4µ dx o ro

ro2 dp

um = − (284)

8µ dx

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−(dp/dx)D

f= (285)

ρu2m /2

the pressure drop in a tube of length L can be written as:

ρu2m L u2

Z L

∆p = − f dx = f ρ m (286)

0 2D D 2

where L replaces dx.

• Substituting the expression for the mean velocity, Eq. (284), and the definition of the

Reynolds number into Eq. (285) gives:

64

f= (287)

ReD

• Experimental data must be used to determine the friction factor for turbulent flows in

rough tubes, i.e. the Moody diagram, Fig. 8.3, Incropera and DeWitt. The following

correlations exist for fully developed turbulent flow in smooth tubes:

−1/4

f = 0.316ReD ReD ≤ 2 × 104 (288)

−1/5 4

f = 0.184ReD ReD ≥ 2 × 10 (289)

−2 6

f = (0.79 ln ReD − 1.64) 3000 ≤ ReD ≤ 5 × 10 (290)

• Consider a fluid entering a tube with a uniform velocity and temperature.

• The temperature profile in the fully developed region depends on the boundary condition

applied at the tube wall (Ts = const, or qs00 = const)

• The thermal entry length for laminar flow is:

xf d,t

= 0.05ReD P r (291)

D lam

i.e. if P r > 1, xf d,h < xf d,t and vice versa. The thermal entry length for turbulent flow is

the same as the hydrodynamic entry length.

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• A bulk (or mean) temperature is used in the calculation of heat transfer rates for internal

flows. It is determined from the rate of transport of thermal energy through a cross-

section, Ac : Z

Ėt = ṁcv Tm = ρucv T dAc (292)

Ac

i.e. R

Ac ρucv T dAc

Tm = (293)

ṁcv

• The heat flux is defined as:

qs00 = h(Ts − Tm ) (294)

Note: Tm is a function of x (Tm increases if Ts > Tm and decreases if Ts < Tm ). It will

be shown that h is constant in the fully developed region, therefore, if Ts is constant then

qs00 decreases with x, and if qs00 is constant then Ts − Tm is a constant.

∂ Ts (x) − T (r, x)

=0 (295)

∂x Ts (x) − Tm (x) f d,t

therefore:

∂ Ts − T −∂T /∂r|r=ro

= 6= f (x) (296)

∂r Ts − Tm r=ro

Ts − Tm

But

∂T

qs00 =k = h(Ts − Tm ) (297)

∂r r=ro

therefore

h

6= f (x) (298)

k

So in the thermally fully developed region the convection coefficient is constant.

dTs dTm

= (299)

dx f d,t

dx f d,t

so (Ts − Tm ) is constant.

• Applying the 1st Law to an element of fluid flowing in a tube (i.e. an open system of

constant volume fixed in space):

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• Neglecting ∆ek , ∆ep , and all forms of work except for flow work:

• This equation can be integrated from the inlet to the exit of the tube to give:

dTm q 00 P P

= s = h(Ts − Tm ) (303)

dx ṁcp ṁcp

• For constant wall heat flux Eq. (303) can be integrated to give:

qs00 P

Tm (x) = Tm,i + x (304)

ṁcp

so the bulk temperature varies linearly with x. Note: Ts − Tm increases until the fully

developed region is reached (due to the higher h in the entrance region) and (Ts − Tm )

becomes constant.

• For the constant wall temperature boundary condition, Eq. (303) can be rewritten

as:

dTm d(∆T ) P

=− = h∆T (305)

dx dx ṁcp

where ∆T = Ts − Tm . Rearranging this equation, and integrating from inlet to outlet:

Z ∆To Z L

d(∆T ) P

=− h dx (306)

∆Ti ∆T ṁcp 0

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or Z L !

∆To PL 1 PL

ln =− h dx =− h (307)

∆Ti ṁcp L 0 ṁcp

which can be rearranged to give:

!

∆To Ts − Tm,o PL

= = exp − h (308)

∆Ti Ts − Tm,i ṁcp

(Ts − Tm,o ) − (Ts − Tm,i )

qconv = ṁcp ((Ts − Tm,o ) − (Ts − Tm,i )) = −P Lh (309)

ln(∆To /∆Ti )

or

qconv = ṁcp (Tm,o − Tm,i ) = hA∆Tlm (310)

where

∆To − ∆Ti

∆Tlm = (311)

ln(∆To /∆Ti )

i.e. the log mean temperature difference.

5.3.1 Fully Developed Laminar Flow

• An analytical solution can be obtained for fully developed laminar flow in a circular tube

of diameter D:

hD

N uD = = 4.36 qs00 = const (312)

k

= 3.66 Ts = const (313)

Table 8.1, Incropera and DeWitt, lists N uD values for fully developed laminar flow in a

variety of noncircular cross-sections.

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• For a thermal entry region occurring in a fully developed velocity field, Hausen obtained

the following relation for constant Ts :

hD 0.0668(D/L)ReD P r

N uD = = 3.66 + (314)

k 1 + 0.04[(D/L)ReD P r]2/3

which gives a mean h over the entry region. Note: this value asymptotes to the fully

developed value of N uD = 3.66.

• The correlation above is not generally applicable, since it assumes a fully developed veloc-

ity profile. For the combined entry region (i.e. hydrodynamic and thermal entry region)

Seider and Tate obtained the following relation:

1/3 0.14

ReD P r µ

N uD = 1.86 (315)

L/D µs

which is valid for Ts = const, 0.48 < P r < 16, 700, 0.0044 < (µ/µs ) < 9.75, and

ReD P r(D/L) > 10.

• The properties in both of these correlations are evaluated at the mean bulk temperature

of the fluid, except µs .

• The Fanning friction coefficient is defined as:

τs

Cf = (316)

ρu2m /2

and the shear stress at the wall of a circular tube is:

du

τs = −µ (317)

dr r=ro

Using the fully developed (laminar) velocity profile, and the mean velocity obtained from

that profile:

f

Cf = (318)

4

Using the Chilton-Colburn analogy:

Cf f N uD

= = StP r2/3 = P r2/3 (319)

2 8 ReD P r

and the friction factor, Eq. (290):

4/5

N uD = 0.023ReD P r1/3 (320)

4/5

N uD = 0.023ReD P rn (321)

where n = 0.4 when Ts > Tm , and n = 0.3 when Ts < Tm . This correlation is valid for

0.7 ≤ P r ≤ 160, ReD ≥ 10, 000, and (L/D) ≥ 10. All properties should be evaluated at

Tm . This correlation should only be used for moderate Ts − Tm .

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• When the temperature difference between the wall and the bulk fluid conditions becomes

large, there can be a large variation in properties in the fluid. For these conditions, Seider

and Tate have developed the following correlation:

0.14

µ

4/5

N uD = 0.027ReD P r1/3 (322)

µs

which is valid for 0.7 ≤ P r ≤ 16, 700, ReD ≥ 10, 000, and (L/D) ≥ 10. All properties

should be evaluated at Tm except µs .

• Both Eqs. (321) and (322) are valid for constant Ts and qs00 .

• To reduce the errors (which may be as large as 25%) that may be induced by Eqs. (321)

and (322), Petukhov developed the following correlation:

(f /8)ReD P r

N uD = (323)

1.07 + 12.7(f /8)1/2 (P r2/3 − 1)

which can produce errors of up to 10%. This correlation is valid for 0.5 < P r < 2000, and

104 < ReD < 5 × 106 , and for constant Ts and qs00 boundary conditions. The friction factor

may be obtained from a Moody diagram, or an appropriate smooth tube correlation. Fluid

properties are evaluated at the fluid bulk temperature, except for µs .

• Gnielinski modified the Petukhov correlation for use at lower Reynolds numbers:

(f /8)(ReD − 1000)P r

N uD = (324)

1 + 12.7(f /8)1/2 (P r2/3 − 1)

This correlation is valid for 0.5 < P r < 2000, and 3000 < ReD < 5 × 106 , and for constant

Ts and qs00 boundary conditions. The friction factor may be obtained from a Moody

diagram, or an appropriate smooth tube correlation. Fluid properties are evaluated at

the fluid bulk temperature, except for µs .

• The turbulent entry region is usually small 10 < (xf d,t /D) < 60, and it is often acceptable

to assume that the fully-developed N uD can also be used in the developing region.

• Nusselt developed the following correlation:

D 0.055 L

4/5

N uD = 0.036ReD P r1/3 10 < < 400 (325)

L D

where the properties are evaluated at the mean bulk temperature of the fluid.

• The previously listed correlations may be used for tubes of noncircular cross-sections when

the diameter D is replaced by the hydraulic diameter, Dh :

4Ac

Dh = (326)

P

where Ac is the cross-section of the tube, and P is the wetted perimeter.

• Correlations for flow in a concentric tube annulus are given in Section 8.7, Incropera

and DeWitt, however, the Dittus Boelter correlation, Eq. (321), may be used with the

appropriate hydraulic diameter for fully developed turbulent flow in the annulus.

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6.1 Introduction

• Radiation heat transfer occurs due to the propagation of electromagnetic waves from a

body at a temperature T .

– rooms with windows may be hotter than interior rooms that are served by the same

air conditioning system;

– black car interiors are hotter than light coloured interiors;

– dark cars rust faster than light cars;

– white is the favourite colour of car in Colorado;

– we associate blue with cold temperatures (even though a blue flame is hotter than a

red flame);

– we are here.

• As discussed earlier, the net rate of radiation heat transfer between two bodies is governed

by:

q = F FG Aσ(T14 − T24 ) (327)

where F is the emissivity of a surface (property of the surface), FG is the shape factor

(property of the geometry), and σ is the Stefan-Boltzmann constant. This section will

concentrate on the evaluation of F , FG , and the calculation of radiation heat transfer

rates between two or more bodies.

• Electromagnetic waves are propagated at the speed of light:

c = λν (328)

where λ is the wavelength, ν is the frequency, and c = 3 × 108 m/s is the speed of light.

• Electromagnetic waves exist for a wide range of wavelengths. Thermal radiation exists in

the wavelength range 0.1 µm < λ < 100 µm.

• Note: visible light occurs in the range 0.35 µm < λ < 0.75 µm, i.e. blue to red, therefore,

it is possible to “see” some thermal radiation. See Fig. 12.3, Incropera and DeWitt.

• The magnitude of radiation varies with wavelength, due to the nature of a surface and its

temperature, i.e. radiation is spectral.

specular (e.g. a mirror).

– Note: a mirror is specular only to visible light, it may be diffuse for other wavelengths.

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– We will assume diffuse radiation (makes life easier), therefore, radiation will be

emitted and reflected equally in all directions.

• Three properties (functions of the material and its surface finish) of interest are the

absorptivity, α, reflectivity, ρ, and transmissivity, τ . Where α, ρ, and τ are the fractions

of radiation energy incident on a surface that are absorbed, reflected, and transmitted,

respectively, and:

α+ρ+τ =1 (329)

• Another property of interest is the emissivity, , which is the ratio of the energy emitted

by a surface to that emitted by an ideal radiator. It will be shown that α = .

• These four properties are also functions of wavelength, but they are usually assumed

constant within certain wavelength ranges to ease analysis.

– For a given temperature and wavelength, no body can emit more energy than a

blackbody.

– A blackbody is a diffuse emitter.

– They are called black, because they are black to the human eye (i.e. all visible light

would be absorbed). Nothing is truly black, but a surface may be black in certain

wavelength ranges (e.g. carbon black (soot) at 20◦ C).

• From statistical thermodynamics, the energy density of radiation per unit volume, per

unit wavelength is:

2hc2

Iλ,b (λ, T ) = 5 hc/λkT (330)

λ (e − 1)

where h = 6.6256 × 10−34 J·s is Planck’s constant, and k = 1.3805 × 10−23 J/K is

Boltzmann’s, constant. The temperature T is in Kelvin, and c (m/s) is the speed of

light in a vacuum. The energy density has units W/m3 · µm. This energy density is the

intensity of radiation emitted by a blackbody.

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• The spectral emissive power of a blackbody, Eλ,T (λ, T ), can be obtained from the intensity,

Iλ,b (λ, T ), by integrating over a hemisphere above a surface to give the energy emitted

per unit area, at a given wavelength and temperature:

C1

Eλ,T (λ, T ) = (331)

λ (e /λT

5 C2 − 1)

where C1 = 3.742 × 108 W·µm4 /m2 , and C2 = 1.439 × 104 µm·K, and the units of Eλ,b are

W/m2 · µm. Eλ,b is the energy density emitted at a given temperature and wavelength.

• The magnitude of Eλ,b increases with increasing temperature, and the maximum value

shifts to shorter wavelengths, i.e. higher frequencies, as the temperature increases. The

wavelength with the maximum Eλ,b is found from Wien’s displacement law:

• For sunlight (T = 5800K) λmax = 0.5 µm, which is in the middle of the visible light

region. For T = 1000K λmax = 2.8976 µm, which is in the infrared region, i.e. invisible,

however, some energy is emitted in the visible (red) region, see Fig. 12.12, Incropera and

DeWitt. Formula 1 brake disks have an operating temperature of 800◦ C, therefore, they

can be seen to glow red on dark days (when the ambient light intensity has been reduced

enough such that the radiation emitted by the disks may be seen).

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• Figure 12.13 also explains why daylight colour film gives false colours (skewed to oranges

for incandescent light, and greens for flourescent light) when used inside without a flash.

• If the spectral blackbody emissive power (or density) is integrated over all wavelengths,

the result is the blackbody emissive power:

Z ∞

Eb = Eλ,b dλ = σT 4 (333)

0

where

2C1 π 5 W

σ= = 5.669 × 10−8 2 (334)

15C24 m · K4

is the Stefan-Boltzmann constant.

• Band Emission

– The fraction of the total energy emitted by a blackbody between wavelengths of 0

and λ is: Rλ Rλ

0 Eλ,b dλ Eλ,b dλ

F0−λ = R ∞ = 0 (335)

0 Eλ,b dλ σT 4

– Dividing the Planck distribution by T 5 :

Eλ,b C1

5

= 5 5 (336)

T λ T (exp(C2 /λT ) − 1)

i.e. Eλ,b /T 5 = f (λT ), and:

Z λT

Eλ,b

F0−λ = d(λT ) (337)

σT 50

is tabulated in Table 12.1, Incropera and DeWitt.

– To determine the amount of energy emitted between two wavelengths λ1 and λ2 :

Eb,λ1 −λ2 = σT 4 (F0−λ2 − F0−λ1 ) (338)

Eb,0−λ1 Eb,0−λ1

= σT 4 − (339)

σT 4 σT 4

Z λ2 T2 Z λ1 T1 !

4 Eλ,b Eλ,b

= σT d(λT ) − d(λT ) (340)

0 σT 5 0 σT 5

6.2.2 Emissivity

• Consider a “black” enclosure (i.e. it emits energy according to the Stefan-Boltzmann Law,

Eb = σT 4 ). Place a body inside the enclosure:

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• If qi is the radiant flux (W/m2 ) arriving at the surface of the body, then the body will

absorb qi As α (W).

• When the body reaches thermal equilibrium with the enclosure (energy emitted = energy

absorbed):

EAs = qi As α (341)

• If the body is replaced by a blackbody of the same size and shape, and it attains thermal

equilibrium with the enclosure:

Eb As = qi As (342)

since α = 1 for a blackbody.

• Then:

E

==α (343)

Eb

i.e. the ratio of the emissive power of a body to the emissive power of a blackbody is the

emissivity of the body, and = α. This equation is Kirchoff’s Law.

Eλ

λ = (344)

Eλ,b

wavelength, i.e. λ = .

– 0.039 < < 0.057 polished Aluminium (440K < T < 1070K)

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– 0.20 < < 0.31 oxidized aluminium (299K < T < 940K).

– The of an oxidized surface is much larger than for a clean surface.

– = 0.906 for snow-white enamel on a rough iron plate.

– 0.80 < < 0.95 for black or white lacquer

• e.g. A solar collector utilizes special coatings to effectively give α = 1 for sunlight and

= 0 for infrared radiation (i.e. the emissivity is effectively zero in the wavelength range

where the maximum emissive power of the collector is located).

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• Many surfaces behave as gray bodies, i.e. = constant within certain wavelength ranges.

If the incident or emitted radiation has the highest energy density between λ1 and λ2

shown below, then the body is behaving as an approximate gray body.

– An intrinsic blackbody (due to the material and its surface finish) behaves as a

blackbody for a given temperature and wavelength range (e.g. a black surface at

room temperature in the visible light region (0.35 µm < λ < 0.7 µm)).

– A geometric blackbody may be created by constructing an enclosure with a small

hole. Any energy that is radiated in at the hole will be absorbed as the beam is

reflected around the enclosure before it escapes.

• Emissivity/absorptivity help explain why black car interiors are hotter than light coloured

interiors, and why dark cars rust faster.

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• To begin, consider the radiant heat exchange between two blackbodies (i.e. α = = 1).

• What is the rate of energy exchange between the two bodies shown above when they are

maintained at T1 and T2 ? i.e. How much energy leaves 1 and reaches 2, and how much

energy leaves 2 and reaches 1?

• This calculation will require the radiation shape factor, Fij , which is the fraction of energy

leaving body i that reaches body j.

• Using the shape factor, the rate of energy leaving 1 and reaching 2 is:

• Since bodies 1 and 2 are both blackbodies, all incident radiation will be absorbed, and

the net rate of energy transfer is:

Eb1 A1 F12 = Eb2 A2 F21 (348)

therefore

A1 F12 = A2 F21 (349)

Equation (349) is the reciprocity relation. This relation is valid for any diffuse emitter,

and is used extensively in radiation shape factor algebra. In general:

So

q12 = A1 F12 (Eb1 − Eb2 ) = A2 F21 (Eb1 − Eb2 ) (351)

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• The problem is to determine F12 or F21 . Fortunately, the shape factors for many common

geometries are tabulated, and shape factor algebra can be used to obtain other shape

factors from the tabulated data.

• Assume diffuse radiation from the two areas shown in the previous figure. The energy

emitted by surface dA1 in the direction of φ1 is:

Ib dA1 cos φ1 (352)

where Ib is the blackbody intensity (radiation emitted per unit area, per unit solid angle)

• The radiation that reaches an area element dAn at a distance r from A1 is:

dAn

Ib dA1 cos φ1 (353)

r2

where dAn /r2 is the solid angle subtended by area dAn (normal to r). See Fig. 12.6,

Incropera and DeWitt. The solid angle is:

dAn = r dφ r dψ sin φ = r2 sin φ dφ dψ (354)

But the total emitted power (or hemispherical emitted power) Eb dA1 is:

Z 2π Z π/2

Eb dA1 = Ib dA1 dψ sinφ cos φ dφ (355)

0 0

= πIb dA1 (356)

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or

Eb

Ib = (357)

π

• Considering the radiant energy exchange between the two bodies, define:

dAn = cos φ2 dA2 (358)

i.e. the projection of dA2 onto the perpendicular to r.

• The energy leaving 1 and reaching 2 is:

dA1 dA2

dq1→2 = Eb1 cos φ1 cos φ2 (359)

πr2

and the energy leaving 2 and reaching 1 is:

dA2 dA1

dq2→1 = Eb2 cos φ2 cos φ1 (360)

πr2

The net rate of heat energy exchange is:

dA1 dA2

Z Z

q12 = (Eb1 − Eb2 ) cos φ1 cos φ2 (361)

A2 A1 πr2

i.e. the integral is A1 F12 (or A2 F21 ), which can be used to determine the rate of radiation

heat transfer from surface 1 to surface 2:

q12 = A1 F12 σ(T14 − T24 ) (362)

This expression is for radiant heat exchange between blackbodies, for gray bodies an

appropriate is required.

• Shape factors are tabulated in Tables 13.1 and 13.2, and Figs. 13.4, 13.5 and 13.6 of

Incropera and DeWitt. Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, by R. Siegel and J.R. Howell

tabulates many other shape factor relations.

• Many shape factors for common geometries may be found from tabulated data. Shape

factors for more complicated geometries may be developed from the tabulated data and

the use of some basic relations, such as reciprocity:

Ai Fij = Aj Fji (363)

and n

X

Fij = 1 (364)

j=1

e.g. for three surfaces:

F11 + F12 + F13 = 1 (365)

Shape factors may also be split up, e.g.:

F3−1,2 = F31 + F32 (366)

Figure 13.6 (see Appendix D) and Table 13.2 give the shape factor Fij as a function of

Z/X and Y /X. Determine the shape factor F14 for surfaces 1 and 4 shown in the figure

below:

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– Shape factors F32 , F3,4−2 , F3,4−1,2 and F3−1,2 can be found from Fig. 13.6 or Table

13.2 (or vice versa using reciprocity). Then:

– i.e. try to write the desired shape factor as a function of known factors. Here, 1 can

see 3 and 4, and 2 can see 3 and 4, so eliminate 1-3, 2-3, and 2-4 from the total.

– This is the negative view: start with the whole and eliminate unnecessary factors.

– Be careful of situations where Fii 6= 0 (concave surfaces).

– An alternate method is to be positive, and construct the total from the sum of its

parts.

A1,2 F1,2−3,4 = A1 F1−3,4 + A2 F2−3,4 (368)

and

A1 F1−3,4 = A1 F13 + A1 F14 (369)

but

A1,2 F1,2−3 = A1 F13 + A2 F23 (370)

therefore

A1,2 F1,2−3,4 = A1,2 F1,2−3 − A2 F23 + A1 F14 + A2 F2−3,4 (371)

or

A1 F14 = A1,2 F1,2−3,4 − A2 F2−3,4 − A1,2 F1,2−3 + A2 F23 (372)

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• Once the shape factor has been determined, the evaluation of radiation heat transfer is

easy for blackbodies. In general, however, 6= 1 (then ρ 6= 0 and τ 6= 0) and things

become more complicated due to reflections between surfaces or one (concave) surface.

• The following assumptions will be used to simplify the analysis of radiation heat transfer

between nonblackbodies:

1. diffuse radiation;

2. uniform surface temperatures;

3. and ρ are constant over a surface; and

4. τ = 0.

• Define the irradiation, G, which is the total radiation incident on a surface per unit time

per unit area. Irradiation is assumed to be uniform over a surface.

• Define the radiosity, J, as the total radiation that leaves a surface per unit time per unit

area, i.e. the amount of energy emitted and reflected. Radiosity is assumed to be uniform

over a surface. The radiosity is:

J = Eb + ρG (373)

Since τ is assumed to be zero, and α = , then 1 = ρ + τ + α gives:

ρ=1− (374)

q 00 = J − G (376)

= Eb + (1 − )G − G (377)

J − Eb

G= (378)

1−

then

J − Eb

q 00 = Eb + (J − Eb ) − (379)

1−

J − J − J + Eb

= (380)

1−

(Eb − J)

= (381)

1−

Therefore, the total rate of energy transport is:

Eb − J

q= (382)

(1 − )/A

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i.e. a net loss if Eb > J. Note the similarity with q = potential/Rth . A “surface” resistance

can be defined as:

1−

(383)

A

which will allow calculation of heat loss (or gain) from a surface.

• What about the energy exchange between two surfaces? The amount of energy leaving 1

and reaching 2 is:

J1 A1 F12 (384)

and the amount of energy leaving 2 and reaching 1 is:

J2 A2 F21 (385)

then

q12 = J1 A1 F12 − J2 A2 F21 (386)

and using reciprocity (A1 F12 = A2 F21 ):

or

J1 − J2 Potential

q12 = = (388)

1/A1 F12 “Space”resistance

• Note: the space resistance used here is purely due to the shape factor (i.e. geometry), it

does not include any resistance due to a participating medium (e.g. a gas) between the

two surfaces.

• Two resistance elements are defined to be used in thermal radiation network analyses

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• e.g. Two surfaces exchanging heat with each other and nothing else.

• So

Eb1 − Eb2

q12 = 1−1 1−2 (389)

1 A1 + A11F12 + 2 A2

where

Eb1 − Eb2 = σ(T14 − T24 ) (390)

• e.g. Three bodies exchanging energy with each other and nothing else.

J1 − J2

q12 = 1 (391)

A1 F12

J1 − J3

q13 = 1 (392)

A1 F13

J2 − J3

q23 = 1 (393)

A2 F23

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• Note: even if the three temperatures are known, three equations are still required to

solve for the unknown J’s before the heat transfer rates may be solved. How to obtain

the equations? Place a control volume boundary around each node and use the 1st Law

to give: heat transfer in = heat transfer out, or sum of heat transfer in = 0. Note the

similarity to electric circuits: current in = current out, or sum of current in = 0.

Eb1 − J1 J1 − J2 J1 − J3

1−1 = 1 + 1 (394)

1 A1 A1 F12 A1 F13

Eb2 − J2 J2 − J1 J2 − J3

1−2 = 1 + 1 (395)

2 A2 A2 F21 A2 F23

Eb3 − J3 J3 − J1 J3 − J2

1−3 = 1 + 1 (396)

3 A3 A3 F31 A3 F32

Note:

q1 + q21 + q31 = 0 (398)

• e.g. Four bodies exchanging heat with each other and nothing else.

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Eb1 − J1 J1 − J2 J1 − J3 J1 − J4

1−1 = 1 + 1 + 1 (399)

1 A1 A1 F12 A1 F13 A1 F14

Eb2 − J2 J2 − J1 J2 − J3 J2 − J4

1−2 = 1 + 1 + 1 (400)

2 A2 A2 F21 A2 F23 A2 F24

Eb3 − J3 J3 − J1 J3 − J2 J3 − J4

1−3 = 1 + 1 + 1 (401)

3 A3 A3 F31 A3 F32 A3 F34

Eb4 − J4 J4 − J1 J4 − J2 J4 − J3

1−4 = 1 + 1 + 1 (402)

4 A4 A4 F41 A4 F42 A4 F43

• e.g. Two surfaces exchanging heat connected by a third surface which is perfectly insulated

(or reradiating).

• There is no surface resistance on surface 3, since no heat is removed (or added) by surface

3 (perfect insulation), therefore, everything that is absorbed by 3 is reradiated back to

the other surfaces. The temperature of surface 3 effectively floats. This circuit can be

solved using the three nodal equations (394) through (396), where the LHS of Eq. (396)

is set equal to zero. But, since all heat leaving one reaches 2 (or vice versa):

Eb1 − Eb2

q12 = 1−1 1 1−2 (403)

1 A1 + A1 F12 +1/(1/A1 F13 +1/A2 F23 ) + 2 A2

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• e.g. Two surfaces with given temperatures, exchanging heat by radiation in a large enclo-

sure with a known surface temperature.

• The surface resistance on 3 reduces to zero, because of the large area of 3. The space

resistance is eliminated, and J3 is replaced by Eb3 . Only equations for nodes 1 and 2, Eqs.

(394) and (395), are required to solve for this problem (J1 and J2 are the only unknowns.

• Note: the similarity between the circuit for this problem and the previous example. The

two problems cannot be solved in the same manner, however, because heat may be re-

moved (or added) by surface 3 when it is a blackbody, but no heat may be added (or

removed) by surface 3 when it is perfectly insulated.

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• Consider radiation heat exchange between two gray infinite plates of known temperature

σ(T 4 − T 4 )

q 00 = 1−1 11−2 2 1 (404)

1 + 2 + F12

σ(T14 − T24 )

= (405)

1/1 + 1/2 − 1

(406)

since F12 = 1 (infinite plates).

• If a third infinite plate is placed between the original two plates:

• Assuming 1 = 2 = 3 :

σ(T14 − T24 )

q 00 = 1− (407)

+ 1 + 1− 1−

+ +1+

1−

σ(T14 − T24 )

= (408)

4/ − 2

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• If n shields are used between the two surfaces, this will give n + 1 space resistances, and

2n + 2 surface resistances, so:

X

00 1−

Rth = (2n + 2) + (n + 1)(1) (409)

2

= (n + 1) −1 (410)

X

00 2

Rth = −1 (411)

Therefore, the radiation heat flux with n shields is 1/(n + 1) of the flux without shields

when the overall temperature difference is fixed. Examples of radiation shields are the heat

shields used above catalytic converters on cars, and the shields on motorcycle exhausts.

Radiation shields are a relatively cheap and easy means of decreasing heat transfer rates,

and temperatures.

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7.1 Introduction

• Thus far only steady state heat transfer, or equilibrium conditions, have been studied. If

a body is subjected to a change in thermal environment, a certain amount of time will be

required for it to reach a new thermal equilibrium.

• e.g. How long does it take to chill a can of beer? How can that time be reduced?

• e.g. How long must one wait before drinking a British beer after it has been removed from

a refrigerator?

• e.g. How long will it take to thaw a piece of frozen chicken? How can that time be

reduced?

• To study transient behaviour, the rate of change of internal energy of the body must

be accounted for in the governing equation, and the boundary conditions must be mod-

ified appropriately to match the new thermal environment. For a material with uniform

thermal conductivity the governing equation may be written as follows:

q̇ 1 ∂T

∇2 T + = (412)

k α ∂t

where α = k/ρc is the thermal diffusivity.

• Note: if α is small then ∂T /∂t is small, and vice versa. If ρc ↑, then α ↓, and ∂T /∂t ↓,

because the material has a high capacity to store thermal energy (i.e. large thermal mass).

If k ↓, then α ↓, and ∂T /∂t ↓, because the material will have a high resistance to heat

conduction, therefore, more time will be required to conduct a given amount of heat. If

two materials with different α’s are subjected to the same variable thermal environment,

the material with the lower α will require more time to heat up, or cool down (e.g. compare

water and air (α = 1.5 × 10−7 and 2.2 × 10−5 m2 /s, at 300K, respectively)).

heat conduction in a material:

∂2T ∂T

k 2 = ρc (413)

∂x ∂t

with the following specified temperature boundary conditions:

1. T = Ti at t = 0, or T (x, 0) = Ti

2. T = T1 for x = x1 , t > 0, or T (x1 , t) = T1

3. T = T2 for x = x2 , t > 0, or T (x2 , t) = T2

1. specified temperature;

2. specified flux;

3. convection heat transfer;

4. radiation heat transfer; and

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The boundary conditions may also change with time → numerical solution. Only constant

boundary conditions will be considered here.

• Solution methods:

to geometry and boundary condition restrictions

2. Lumped Capacity Analysis–the temperature of a body is assumed to be uniform at

any instant in time (simple but very useful method)

3. Heisler Charts–simpified analytical solutions presented in chart form (permits eval-

uation of multidimensional transient temperature distributions without the tedium

of evaluating series solutions)

4. Numerical–finite element, finite difference, finite volume, boundary element methods

(permits simulation of problems with complex geometries and boundary conditions,

in materials with time (or temperature) variant properties)

• Idealized method based on the assumption that the temperature of a body is uniform at

any instant in time. This is not strictly correct, since for heat to be transferred to or from

a body a temperature gradient must exist within the body (from Fourier’s Law).

i.e. the body is heated or cooled by a fluid.

• The justification for using lumped capacity analysis (LCA) is if the convection resistance

on the surface of the body is much larger than the conduction resistance within the body,

then the major portion of the temperature change occurs in the fluid

• e.g. Consider a thin copper sheet with a fixed temperature on one side, and the other side

is exposed to a convection environment.

To − T∞

q 00 = (414)

L/k + 1/h

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2.6 × 10−6 and 1/h = 2.9 × 10−2 , i.e. the resistance in the copper is negligible compared

to that in the air, therefore, it may be neglected. This implies that the temperature in

the copper may be assumed uniform at To , and the temperature drop To − T∞ occurs in

the fluid.

• LCA assumes the internal resistance of the body is negligible compared to the external

resistance.

• With this assumption, an unsteady energy balance for a body exposed to a convection

environment can be written as follows:

dT

hAs (T − T∞ ) = −ρcV (415)

dt

i.e. the rate of convection heat transfer from the body is equivalent to the time rate of

decrease of internal energy within the body (1st Law).

• Defining:

θ = T − T∞ (416)

the initial condition becomes: θ(0) = θi , and the energy balance can be written as:

dθ

hAs θ = −ρcV (417)

dt

which has solution:

hAs

θ = C1 exp − t (418)

ρcV

Applying the initial condition gives C1 = θi , so the solution to the transient temperature

of the body is:

θ T − T∞ hAs

= = exp − t (419)

θi Ti − T∞ ρcV

• Note:

1. As hAs /ρcV increases the body will cool (or heat) faster, therefore, to accelerate

cooling/heating: increase h and As (decrease convection resistance); decrease ρ, c

and V (decrease the amount of stored energy).

2. When comparing two bodies exposed to the same thermal environment a comparison

of hAs /ρcV values can be used to identify the body that will cool/heat quicker.

– Valid when the surface convection resistance is large relative to the internal convec-

tion resistance, which begs the question how large is large?

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wall exposed to a convection environment.

kA

(Ts,1 − Ts,2 ) = hA(Ts,2 − T∞ ) (420)

L

or writing the ratio of the temperature drops:

= = = (421)

Ts,2 − T∞ 1/hA Rconv k

For LCA to apply, (Ts,1 − Ts,2 ) << (Ts,2 − T∞ ), i.e. Rcond << Rconv , or hL/k < 1.

– It has been found that LCA is applicable when:

hLc

Bi ≡ < 0.1 (422)

k

Where Lc = V /A is a characteristic dimension used in the Biot number, Bi.

– Note: When solving a transient problem, check Bi. It shows understanding, and it

can considerably simplify analyses.

–

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 87

hAs 1 1

= = (423)

ρcV (1/hAs )(ρcV ) Rth Cth

i.e.

θ t

= exp − (424)

θi Rth Cth

where Rth is the thermal resistance, and Cth is the thermal mass (or capacitance),

and the product is a time constant (RC) just as in electric circuits.

P

Rth , e.g. a copper sphere surrounded by asbestos

exposed to a natural convection environment. Here RCu << (RAs + Rconv ), and LCA

would apply.

• Note: What if convection and radiation heat transfer occur from the surface of a body?

∂T

qrad + qconv = −ρcV (425)

∂t

or

∂T

σAs (T 4 − Tsur

4

) + hAs (T − T∞ ) = −ρcV (426)

∂t

– If Tsur = T∞ , then the radiation coefficient, hr , can be used:

∂T

(hr + h)As (T − T∞ ) = −ρcV (427)

∂t

or an effective heat transfer coefficient can be defined, hef f = h+hr , and the transient

temperature in the body would be given by:

θ T − T∞ hef f As

= = exp − t (428)

θi Ti − T∞ ρcV

which would apply when:

hef f Lc

Bi = < 0.1 (429)

k

– Note: hr = f (T ), therefore, it would vary with time, and the quality of solution

would depend upon the temperature used to evaluate hr .

• The total amount of heat lost (or gained) by a body during a time interval may be found

as follows:

Z t Z t

t

Q= q dt = hAs θ dt = (ρcV )θi 1 − exp − (430)

0 0 Rth Cth

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 88

• The field of motion of a fluid is described in terms of the velocities (~u), and accelerations

(~a) of fluid particles at various positions in the fluid space.

• The two methods of studying the motion of groups of particles in a continuum are the

Lagrangian and Eulerian viewpoints.

• The co-ordinates of a moving particle are functions of time, i.e. attention is focussed on

a particle and this particle is followed in space.

x = x(a, b, c, t) (431)

y = y(a, b, c, t) (432)

z = z(a, b, c, t) (433)

Where a, b, and c are used to define the co-ordinates of the particle at an initial time t0 .

• Since the position of the particle is a function of time only, the velocity and acceleration

of the particle can be defined as follows:

dx~ dy ~ dz ~

~u = i+ j+ k (434)

dt dt dt

d2 x~ d2 y ~ d2 z ~

~a = i+ 2j+ 2k (435)

dt2 dt dt

• The number of particles that would have to be tracked to give an adequate description

of a flow field makes the Lagrangian view unwieldy for fluid flow. Further, one is usually

interested in the velocity, acceleration, temperature, and pressure at certain locations in

a fluid flow field, rather than the motion of a particular particle.

• An alternate means of obtaining a description of a flow field is to focus attention on a

fixed point in space, and observe the flow characteristics at that point as particles pass

by. When enough points are used, an instantaneous picture of ~u and ~a throughout the

flow field is obtained.

• In the Eulerian view x, y, and z are independent variables (i.e. the location of a fixed

point in space), whereas in the Lagrangian view x, y, and z are dependent variables (i.e.

the location of a moving particle in space at a time t).

• In the Eulerian view, the velocity and acceleration are functions of position and time:

~u = ~u(x, y, z, t) (436)

~a = ~a(x, y, z, t) (437)

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 89

∂u ∂u ∂u ∂u

du = dx + dy + dz + dt (438)

∂x ∂y ∂z ∂t

Dividing by dt:

du ∂u dx ∂u dy ∂u dz ∂u dt

= + + + (439)

dt ∂x dt ∂y dt ∂z dt ∂t dt

gives the total, substantial or material derivative:

Du ∂u ∂u ∂u ∂u

= +u +v +w (440)

Dt ∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z

which is the total rate of change of the x-component of velocity of a particle as it passes

by a fixed point in space.

• The first term on the R.H.S. of Eq. (440), ∂u/∂t, is called the local acceleration, and the

three remaining terms are the convective change, i.e. the rate of change due to motion of

a particle into an area of higher or lower velocity.

D~u ∂~u ~

~a = = + ~u · ∇ ~u (441)

Dt ∂t

• A flow is defined to be steady when all local accelerations are zero, i.e. ∂~u/∂t = 0.

~ ~u = 0, which

• A flow is uniform when all convective accelerations are zero, i.e. ~u · ∇

would mean the flow is parallel.

• Consider fluid flow through a control volume of dimensions ∆x, ∆y, and ∆z that is fixed

in space.

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 90

Total rate at which Total rate at which Net rate of decrease

mass exits a cv − mass enters a cv = of mass within the (442)

across its boundary across its boundary control volume

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 91

or

∂(ρu) ∂(ρv)

ρu + ∆x ∆y∆z − ρu∆y∆z + ρv + ∆y ∆x∆z

∂x ∂y

∂(ρw) ∂ρ

−ρv∆x∆z + ρw + ∆z ∆x∆y − ρw∆x∆y = − ∆x∆y∆z (443)

∂z ∂t

Cancelling like terms and dividing by volume gives the continuity equation:

+ + + =0 (444)

∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z

which may be written using the total derivative of ρ:

Dρ ~ · ~u = 0

+ ρ∇ (445)

Dt

or in the following form:

∂ρ ~

+ ∇ · (ρ~u) = 0 (446)

∂t

If the flow is steady:

~ · (ρ~u) = 0

∇ (447)

And if the flow is incompressible the continuity equation reduces to:

~ · ~u = 0

∇ (448)

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 92

• The Navier-Stokes equations define the motion of all fluids. They are a direct result of

the application of Newton’s Second Law to fluids.

• The Navier-Stokes equations may be derived using one of the following views of Newton’s

Second Law:

1. The acceleration of a fluid particle of mass ∆m results from the application of body

and surface forces.

2. The rate of change in momentum of the flow through a control volume is caused by

body and surface forces.

∆m~a = F~surface + F~body (449)

where the acceleration is defined as follows in the Eulerian view:

D~u ∂~u ~

~a = = + ~u · ∇ ~u (450)

Dt ∂t

therefore:

D~u

∆m = F~surface + F~body (451)

Dt

• To use view (2), consider the rate of change of momentum as fluid flows through a control

volume of dimensions ∆x, ∆y, and ∆z that is fixed in space.

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 93

∆m = ρ∆x∆y∆z (452)

Total rate at which Total rate at which Rate of change

momentum exits a cv − momentum enters a cv + of momentum within the

across its boundary across its boundary control volume

(453)

or

∂(ρu) ∂u

ρu + ∆x u+ ∆x ∆y∆z − ρuu∆y∆z

∂x ∂x

∂(ρv) ∂u

+ ρv + ∆y u+ ∆y ∆x∆z − ρvu∆x∆z

∂y ∂y

∂(ρw) ∂u

+ ρw + ∆z u+ ∆z ∆x∆y − ρwu∆x∆y

∂z ∂z

∂(ρu)

+ ∆x∆y∆z (454)

∂t

Cancelling like terms and higher-order terms (e.g. ∆x2 ∆y∆z), and dividing by volume:

+u +u +u + ρu + ρv + ρw (455)

∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z ∂x ∂y ∂z

The first term can be written as:

∂ρ ∂u

u+ρ (456)

∂t ∂t

Using the continuity equation, Eq. (444), the rate of change of x momentum per unit

volume is:

∂u ∂u ∂u ∂u Du

ρ + ρu + ρv + ρw =ρ (457)

∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z Dt

and view (2) gives:

D~u

ρ∆x∆y∆z = F~surface + F~body (458)

Dt

• Note: both views (1) and (2) give the same equation, i.e. Newton’s Second Law.

• The body forces are attributed to the mass of the body, e.g. gravity and coriolis forces

(only gravity forces will be considerd here):

where

~g = gx~i + gy~j + gz~k (460)

The x-component of the gravity force is:

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 94

• The surface forces are due to the normal and shear stresses on the surfaces of the control

volume:

σx0 = σx + ∆x σy0 = σy + ∆y σz0 = σz + ∆z

∂x ∂y ∂z

τxy = τxy + ∆x τxz = τxz + ∆x τyx = τyx + ∆y

∂x ∂x ∂y

0 ∂τyz 0 ∂τzx 0 ∂τzy

τyz = τyz + ∆y τzx = τzx + ∆z τzy = τzy + ∆z (462)

∂y ∂z ∂z

• The net surface force acting in the x direction is:

∂σx

Fx,surface = σx + ∆x ∆y∆z − σx ∆y∆z

∂x

∂τyx

+ τyx + ∆y ∆x∆z − τyx ∆x∆z

∂y

∂τzx

+ τzx + ∆z ∆x∆y − τzx ∆x∆y

∂z

∂σx ∂τyx ∂τzx

= ∆x∆y∆z + ∆x∆y∆z + ∆x∆y∆z (463)

∂x ∂y ∂z

• Substituting Eqs. (461) and (463) into Eq. (458) and dividing by the volume of the control

volume gives:

Du ∂σx ∂τyx ∂τzx

ρ = + + + ρgx (464)

Dt ∂x ∂y ∂z

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 95

Dv ∂σy ∂τxy ∂τzy

ρ = + + + ρgy (465)

Dt ∂y ∂x ∂z

Dw ∂σz ∂τxz ∂τyz

ρ = + + + ρgz (466)

Dt ∂z ∂x ∂y

• The stress-rate of strain relations for a Newtonian fluid are defined in Handout 1:

∂u 2 ~ ∂v ∂u

σx = −p + 2µ − µ(∇ · ~u) τxy = τyx = µ +

∂x 3 ∂x ∂y

∂v 2 ~ ∂w ∂v

σy = −p + 2µ − µ(∇ · ~u) τyz = τzy = µ +

∂y 3 ∂y ∂z

∂w 2 ~ ∂u ∂w

σz = −p + 2µ − µ(∇ · ~u) τzx = τxz = µ + (467)

∂z 3 ∂z ∂x

Du ∂p ∂ ∂u 2 ∂ ∂u ∂v ∂w

ρ = − +2 µ − µ + +

Dt ∂x ∂x ∂x 3 ∂x ∂x ∂y ∂z

∂ ∂v ∂u ∂ ∂u ∂w

+ µ + + µ + + ρgx (468)

∂y ∂x ∂y ∂z ∂z ∂x

If viscosity is assumed constant (valid for small changes in temperature):

!

Du ∂p ∂2u ∂2u ∂2u µ ∂ ~

ρ =− +µ + 2 + 2 + (∇ · ~u) + ρgx (469)

Dt ∂x ∂x2 ∂y ∂z 3 ∂x

In vector notation:

D~u ~ + µ∇2 ~u + µ ∇(

~ ∇~ · ~u) + ρ~g

ρ = −∇p (470)

Dt 3

If the flow is incompressible, the continuity equation equation gives:

~ · ~u = 0

∇ (471)

therefore, the vector form of the Navier-Stokes equations may be written as follows for

an incompressible flow of a constant viscosity fluid:

D~u ~ + µ∇2 ~u + ρ~g

ρ = −∇p (472)

Dt

• Defining ~g = −g ∇h,

components of the Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible flow of a constant viscosity

fluid are:

!

∂u ∂u ∂u ∂u ∂p ∂h ∂2u ∂2u ∂2u

ρ + ρu + ρv + ρw = − − ρg +µ + 2 + 2 (473)

∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z ∂x ∂x ∂x2 ∂y ∂z

!

∂v ∂v ∂v ∂v ∂p ∂h ∂2v ∂2v ∂2v

ρ + ρu + ρv + ρw = − − ρg +µ + + (474)

∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z ∂y ∂y ∂x2 ∂y 2 ∂z 2

!

∂w ∂w ∂w ∂w ∂p ∂h ∂2w ∂2w ∂2w

ρ + ρu + ρv + ρw = − − ρg +µ + + (475)

∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z ∂z ∂z ∂x2 ∂y 2 ∂z 2

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 96

Eng6901 - Heat Transfer I 97

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