Free & Forced Convection from Flat Pin & Fin Plates
A bench top accessory designed to allow students to experimentally investigate both free (natural) convection and forced convection. The accessory includes a small, variable velocity wind tunnel with a digital velocity meter and a central aperture. Three plates with integral heaters and temperature sensors are also supplied that are designed to fit in the central aperture in the wind tunnel.
A heated flat plate with surface thermo couple may be directly compared with a similar pinned plate and finned plate also fitted with a surface thermo couple.