# An electrical water (k = 0.61 W/m K) heater uses natural convection to transfer heat from a 1-cm-diameter by 0.65-m-long,

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An electrical water (k = 0.61 W/m· K) heater uses natural convection to transfer heat from a 1-cm-diameter by 0.65-m-long, 110 V electrical resistance heater to the water. During operation, the surface temperature of this heater is 120°C while the temperature of the water is 35°C, and the Nusselt number (based on the diameter) is 5. Considering only the side surface of the heater (and thus A = πDL), the current passing through the electrical heating element is

(a) 2.2 A

(b) 2.7 A

(c) 3.6 A

(d) 4.8 A

(e) 5.6 A

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## Heat And Mass Transfer Fundamentals And Applications

**ISBN:** 9780073398181

5th Edition

**Authors:** Yunus Cengel, Afshin Ghajar

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**6**- FUNDAMENTALS OF CONVECTIONSection: Problems

Problem: 113

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