heat trasnfer coefficient
Hi everyone,
I am looking for any equation to calculate the heat transfer coefficient for the following case: A cuvette made of metal and inside there is water (in a batch system). Outside of the cuvette there is water flowing for heating the inside content of the cuvette. I think this case corresponde to forced convection, and for this case I could use the Nusselt number for external flows: Nu = 0,66*Re^(1/2) * Pr^(1/3). then: heat transfer coefficient = Nu*k / L But I don't know what equivalent length (L) I shoul use for it. The corresponing one to where the external fluid is moving or the cuvette wall thickness? And also for calculating the Reynolds number, I don't know either, since inside the cuvette the water is not moving. Thank you very much!. nic 
you might want to look into flow over a cylinder. You might be able to find a lot of the answers there.

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Convection Heat Transfer
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Hello Nic
The correlation which you are using is for the case when fluid is attached (or in direct contact) with (long) flat plate. However as far as I understood your problem the correlation shall give you overestimate of the heat transfer. The fluid which is flowing shall create a recirulation in the cavity and the Nu relationship shall notconvey the physics. I will suggest you to look at the literature on OPEN LID CAVITY PROBLEM. 
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