Correlation of forced-convection heat-transfer data for air flowing in smooth platinum tube with long-approach entrance at high surface and inlet-air temperatures

Desmon, Leland G Sams, Eldon W
November 02, 1950

A heat-transfer investigation was conducted with air in an electrically heated platinum tube with long-approach entrance, inside diameter of 0.525 inch, and effective heat-transfer length of 24 inches over ranges of Reynolds number up to 320,000, average inside-tube-wall temperature up to 3053 degrees R, and inlet-air temperature up to 1165 degrees R. Correlation of data by the conventional Nusselt relation resulted in separation of data with tube-wall temperature. Good correlation was obtained, however, by use of a modified Reynolds number.

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