Heat Transfer Through a Cylinder
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A long tube with a uniform heat source is insulated at its outer radius ro and cooled at its inner radius ri, and the one-dimensional, radial, steady-state heat transfer is calculated. Use buttons to view a cross section of the tube or plot the temperature as a function of the radius. The heat transfer rate, temperature at position r and the outer surface temperature To are shown on the cross section diagram. Use sliders to set the coolant temperature, tube thickness ro – ri, radial position, heat generation, convection coefficient and thermal conductivity.

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This simulation was made at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  Authors: Majed N. Aldossary, Rachael L. Baumann

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