I have a fluid flowing through an annular finned tube. The heat transfer (cooling of the fluid in the pipe) is done by natural convection. I am curious about the relationship with how the mass flow rate of the fluid in the pipe affect the amount of heat transfer which can be achieved.

  • $\begingroup$ You want to look up the sieder-tate correlation for forced convection heat transfer in pipes $\endgroup$
    – nluigi
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ This question seems to be related and might help: engineering.stackexchange.com/q/5995/33 $\endgroup$
    – hazzey
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ @hazzey the problem in the link has the fins inside the tube. $\endgroup$
    – Algo
    Commented Mar 27, 2016 at 3:43


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