H112P Free and Forced Convection from Flat, Pinned and Finned Plates

H112P Free & Forced Convection from Flat, Pin & Fin Plates

A bench top accessory designed to allow students to experimentally investigate both free (natural) convection and forced convection. The accessory includes a small, variable velocity wind tunnel with a digital velocity meter and a central aperture.

Three plates with integral heaters and temperature sensors are also supplied that are designed to fit in the central aperture in the wind tunnel. A heated flat plate with surface thermocouple may be directly compared with a similar pinned plate and finned plate also fitted with a surface thermocouple.

In addition to expanding understanding of the heat transfer enhancement from extended surfaces, the pinned and finned plates each have three thermocouples arranged at intervals along a fin and a pin. This allows investigation of the temperature distribution along the extended surfaces.

H112P Free and Forced Convection from Flat, Pinned and Finned Plates

A bench top accessory designed to allow students to experimentally investigate both free (natural) convection and forced convection. The accessory includes a small, variable velocity wind tunnel with a digital velocity meter and a central aperture. Three plates with integral heaters and temperature sensors are also supplied that are designed to fit in the central aperture in the wind tunnel.

 A heated flat plate with surface thermocouple may be directly compared with a similar pinned plate and finned plate also fitted with a surface thermocouple.

In addition to expanding understanding of the heat transfer enhancement from extended surfaces, the pinned and finned plates each have three thermocouples arranged at intervals along a fin and a pin. This allows investigation of the temperature distribution along the extended surfaces.

Requires the H112 Heat Transfer Service Unit for operation.

  • Investigation of the relationship between power input and surface temperature in free convection on flat, finned and pinned plates.
  • Investigation of the relationship between power input and surface temperature in forced convection on flat, finned and pinned plates
  • Investigation of the use of extended surfaces to improve heat transfer from the surface.
  • Determination of the temperature distribution along an extended surface.