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Old   November 26, 2003, 10:03
Default Wall Heat Flux unit
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Märta-Karin Brandt
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Hi,

According to CFX-5 Reference Guide, the unit of the wall heat flux in CFX-5.6 is kg/s^-3 and the unit of the heat transfer coefficient is kg/s^-3 K. Can this really be correct?

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Old   November 26, 2003, 15:14
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Johnson
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Hi Marta-Karin

Strictly speaking, they are correct:

Heat Flux = W m^-2 = (kg m s^-2 x m s-1) x m^-2 = kg s^-3

HTC = W m^-2 K = kg s^-3 K

but not very useful to anyone. Perhaps CFX should employ some engineers instead of computer scientists.

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