# SS-V: 3030 Heat Generating Plate

Test No. VT04 Find temperature at the mid-plane of a heat generating steel plate and the heat flow rate to the fluid the plate is heating.

## Definition

Heat is uniformly generated in the plate volume.

The fluid temperature is 150 F.

**Properties****Value**- Plate Thermal Conductivity
- 25 BTU/(hr-ft-F)
- Surface Convection Coefficient
- 13.969738 BTU/(hr-ft
^{2}-F) - Volume Heat Generation Rate
- 1.e+5 BTU/(hr-ft
^{3})

## Results

A piece of plate is simulated by a 1 x 1 x 0.5 inch solid. Side surfaces of the solid are insulated in order to allow heat transfer only in the direction perpendicular to the plate surface.

Reference | SimSolid | % Difference | |
---|---|---|---|

Temperature at Mid-plane [deg-F] | 299.1 | 300.0 | 0.30% |

Heat Flow Rate to Fluid [BTU/(hr*ft^{2})] |
2083.3 | 2084 | 0.03% |

^{1}Kreith, F. Principles of Heat Transfer. 2nd ed. P.A.: International Textbook Co., 1959, pg. 42, ex. 2-9