Heat transfer from finned metal cylinders in an air stream

Biermann, Arnold, E Pinkel, Benjamin
naca-report-488
1935


This report presents the results of tests made to supply design information for the construction of metal fins for the cooling of heated cylindrical surfaces by an air stream. A method is given for determining fin dimensions for a maximum heat transfer with the expenditure of a given amount of material for a variety of conditions of air flow and metals.

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