Calculating the Convective Heat Transfer Rate

The convective heat transfer rate is calculated as follows:

Q=h(T)x(T–Tb)

where,

Q is the convective heat transfer rate.

h is the convection coefficient.

T is the entity temperature (the temperature of an entity such as a node or surface).

Tb is the bulk temperature (the temperature of the fluid in contact with the entity).

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