Convection heat transfer & rugosity
I would like to know if rugosity can have a significant impact on the value of the heat transfer convection coefficient ? My system is a long pipe in which I have free convection (Ra > 10^9 and Re > 12 000).
I am assuming a zero rugosity and I think this has no impact, what do you think?
Answers with references would be good!
I need help, how to get the value of convection coefficient [h] from Fluent directly?
You're not helping, but I can help you.
You just have to look a the definition of h, which is :
heat flux = h * DT (W/mē)
h = heat flux / DT
heat flux = area weighted average of surface heat flux
(be careful if you have radiation, you should not take it into account, by doing 'total surface heat flux - radiation heat flux')
DT = T_wall - T_infinite
T_wall = area weighted average of Wall Temperature
T_inf = it is up to you! You should choose what is your reference temperature!
are you treating the rugosity as a change in the area or something like a friction factor for the pipe?..either way, I guess it could impact the convective coefficient if the value is large enough
I am using FLUENT. The rugosity is set to zero and I'm not sure this could have a real impact, and I cannot do any tests for the moment.
my very limited experience with rugosity leans me to not thinking it would apply to pipe flow, but I could be wrong. I would leave it at zero. Or, you could step it up and see what happens to your results.
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