Cylinder Heat Transfer Buried in Medium Equation and Calculator

Heat Transfer Engineering
Thermodynamics
Engineering Physics

Heat Loss of cylinder buried in a semi-infinite medium equation and calculator.

Vertical isothermal cylinder of length L buried in a semi-infinite medium (L >>D)

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Thermal Conduction Equation

Steady State Constant

Where:

Q = Rate of Steady State Heat Conductivity (W)
S = Conduction Shape Factor (m) which has the dimension of length, and k is the thermal conductivity of the medium between the surfaces. The conduction shape factor depends on the geometry of the system only.
k = Thermal Conductivity (W/m · °C)
T1 = Temperature (°C)
T2 = Temperature (°C)
D = Diameter (m)
L = Length (m)

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