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ERIC Number: EJ817551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Investigating Convective Heat Transfer with an Iron and a Hairdryer
Gonzalez, Manuel I.; Lucio, Jesus H.
European Journal of Physics, v29 n2 p263-273 Mar 2008
A simple experimental set-up to study free and forced convection in undergraduate physics laboratories is presented. The flat plate of a domestic iron has been chosen as the hot surface, and a hairdryer is used to generate an air stream around the plate. Several experiments are proposed and typical numerical results are reported. An analysis and discussion of the results can be useful even for students at the most elementary levels; for higher levels, comparisons between the measured heat transfer coefficients and the well-established empirical correlations are included, showing good agreement. (Contains 7 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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