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Convective Heat and Mass Transfer from a Runner

This project is an embellishment of the common textbook problem of approximating a runner as a cylinder in cross-flow.

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We estimate both the sensible and latent heat transfer from the runner as a function of the runner’s speed relative to the wind, ambient air temperature and relative humidity.  We will use the Churchill-Bernstein correlation to find appropriate convective heat and mass transfer coefficients.    VBA functions for the needed properties of air and water makes it simple to test a wide range of parameters without having to look up all the needed properties (some 11 of them) manually.


Excel Template including VBA functions


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