Eleventh Class Meeting - Timothy Felix Vickary

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Class Summary

Today class was discussing about what is convection and how to determine the heat transfer using EES software. Brief exchanging definition about convection was held and several answers are:

  1. Heat transfer with fluid as medium
  2. Heat transfer followed with the particle movement
  3. Combination of conduction and advection


To give better understanding and appliance of the knowledge, the following problem is given: Calculate convection properties of air with velocity of 20 m/s and Temperature 300 C which is moving above a wall with the length of 0.5 and temperature at 20 C. Assumed the wind flow is laminar Other unknown parameters can be define on your own.


Convection as one componenet of heat tansfer has its own elaborated equation in differential form which is

Convection in differential equation.png

However, since the known dimension of wall only its length then the thermal energy (Q) can be in the dimension of length (Watt/m)

Considering the convection equation we need to determine the value of Nusselt number. We could think the wall as a thin film, therefore the governing equation for nusselt number is

Nusselt number.png

and the relation of convection coefficient and nusselt number is

Nusselt number and convection coefficient relation.png

For reynold number we follow the equation below

Reynold number.png

Since the value of pressure is not yet determiner, 1 atm or 101325 Pascal would be a better suggestion. Having all required knowledge and equation complete, we can go further into the insertion equation in EES.

Below shown the EES equation for convection on open plat surface

Equation convection.png

and the formatted equation would be

Formatted equation convection.png

To challenge myself, i create a window diagram to give a friendly user interface where user could input any data as provision then could be calculated and giving the output which is shown below

Window diagram.png

The picture above has also shown the result from the given problem.

If you are interested in seeing and trying the diagram window, you could download from this link https://bit.ly/2Dq7Hdx