local coefficient of heat transfer

local coefficient of heat transfer

[′lō·kəl ‚kō·i′fish·ənt əv ′hēt ‚tranz·fər]
(thermodynamics)
The heat transfer coefficient at a particular point on a surface, equal to the amount of heat transferred to an infinitesimal area of the surface at the point by a fluid passing over it, divided by the product of this area and the difference between the temperatures of the surface and the fluid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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