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Fluid Tempature Change Question
Last Post 11 Feb 2013 01:57 PM by Niel. 1 Replies.
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hoffkeit
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11 Feb 2013 09:19 AM
    Hello-

    I need a little help trying to figure out a fluid tempature change question.

    I want to know how much of a tempature change will occur to 3,000 gallons of Jet fuel (stored in a metal tank) that is -4C placed in an enclosed space that is 21C. In that environment, what information would be needed to calculate the change over a 12 hour period? Is is possible?

    Thanks!!
    Niel
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    11 Feb 2013 01:57 PM
    Yes, it is.

    You need to kown

    1. Exact dimension of tank.
    2. The thermal conductivity of the system
    a. Between tank and jet fuel
    b Between tank and outside enviroment
    c. Within the jet fuel
    3. Properties of the jet fuel including
    a. Specific heat
    b. density
    c. rate of thermal expansion

    Niel Leon
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