Churchill–Bernstein Equation

Description

The equation yields the surface averaged Nusselt number, which is used to determine the average convective heat transfer coefficient. Newton’s law of cooling can then be invoked to determine the heat loss or gain from the object, fluid and/or surface temperatures, and the area of the object, depending on what information is known.

Related formulas

Variables

Ndsurface averaged Nusselt number with characteristic length of diameter (dimensionless)
RedReynolds number with the cylinder diameter as its characteristic length (dimensionless)
PrPrandtl number (dimensionless)