Convective Heat Transfer

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Convective heat transfer, abbreviated as \(\dot {Q}\), is the transfer of heat by bulk movement and mixing from one place to another of liquids or gasses.

Convective Heat Transfer Formula

\(\large{ \dot {Q} = h_c \; A \; \left( T_s \;-\; T_a  \right)    }\)         


\(\large{ \dot {Q} }\) = heat transfer per unit time

\(\large{ A }\) = heat transfer area of the surface

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

\(\large{ T_a }\) = air temperature

\(\large{ T_s }\) = surface temperature


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