An electric air heater consists of a horizontal array of thin

An electric air heater consists of a horizontal array of thin metal strips that are each 10 mm long in the direction of an airstream that is in parallel flow over the top of the strips. Each strip is 0.2 m wide, and 25 strips are arranged side by side, forming a continuous and smooth surface over which the air flows at 2 m/s. During operation, each strip is maintained at 500°C and the air is at 25°C.

(a) What is the rate of convection heat transfer from the first strip the fifth strip the tenth strip, all the strips?

(b) For air velocities of 2, 5, and 10 m/s, determine the convection heat rates for all the locations of part (a). Represent your results in tabular or bar graph form.

(c) Repeat part (b), but under conditions for which the flow is fully turbulent over the entire array of strips.

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