This package contains functions for the convective heat transfer. Input into the functions is the temperature difference between the solid and the fluid. The functions compute the convective heat flux, rather than the convective heat transfer coefficient, because the convective heat transfer coefficient is not differentiable around zero for some flow configurations, such as buoyancy driven flow at a horizontal surface. However, the product of convective heat transfer coefficient times temperature difference is differentiable around zero.
Name | Description |
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ceiling | Free convection, ceiling |
constantCoefficient | Constant convective heat transfer coefficient |
floor | Free convection, floor |
rayleigh | Rayleigh number with smooth transition to lower limit |
wall | Free convection, wall |
BaseClasses | Base classes for convective heat transfer coefficients |