Free Convection Heat Transfer Coefficients From Rectangular Vertical Fins

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John R. Welling

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Western Military Electronics, Motorola, Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz.

C. B. Wooldridge

Department of Engineering Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

J. Heat Transfer 87(4), 439-444 (Nov 01, 1965) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3689135 History: Received June 22, 1964; Revised September 14, 1964


Vertical, rectangular, finned surfaces are used to effect heat transfer on much equipment. Lack of data showing the effect of various fin geometries on free-convection heat transfer prompted this experimentation. The results provide preliminary design data. For a given temperature, an optimum value of the ratio of fin height to the distance between fins is indicated. The way this ratio varies with fin temperature is also given.

Copyright © 1965 by ASME
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