Prandtl Number Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Prandtl Number = Specific Heat Capacity*Dynamic Viscosity/Thermal Conductivity
Pr = c*μ/k
This formula uses 4 Variables
Variables Used
Prandtl Number - The Prandtl number (Pr) or Prandtl group is a dimensionless number, named after the German physicist Ludwig Prandtl, defined as the ratio of momentum diffusivity to thermal diffusivity.
Specific Heat Capacity - (Measured in Joule per Kilogram per K) - Specific Heat Capacity is the heat required to raise the temperature of the unit mass of a given substance by a given amount.
Dynamic Viscosity - (Measured in Pascal Second) - The dynamic viscosity of a fluid is the measure of its resistance to flow when an external force is applied.
Thermal Conductivity - (Measured in Watt per Meter per K) - Thermal Conductivity is rate of heat passes through specified material, expressed as amount of heat flows per unit time through a unit area with a temperature gradient of one degree per unit distance.
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Specific Heat Capacity: 4.184 Kilojoule per Kilogram per K --> 4184 Joule per Kilogram per K (Check conversion here)
Dynamic Viscosity: 10 Poise --> 1 Pascal Second (Check conversion here)
Thermal Conductivity: 10.18 Watt per Meter per K --> 10.18 Watt per Meter per K No Conversion Required
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
Pr = c*μ/k --> 4184*1/10.18
Evaluating ... ...
Pr = 411.001964636542
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
411.001964636542 --> No Conversion Required
FINAL ANSWER
411.001964636542 <-- Prandtl Number
(Calculation completed in 00.016 seconds)

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Prandtl Number Formula

Prandtl Number = Specific Heat Capacity*Dynamic Viscosity/Thermal Conductivity
Pr = c*μ/k

What is Prandtl number?

The Prandtl number (Pr) or Prandtl group is a dimensionless number, named after the German physicist Ludwig Prandtl, defined as the ratio of momentum diffusivity to thermal diffusivity. The Prandtl number is often found in property tables alongside other properties such as viscosity and thermal conductivity.

How to Calculate Prandtl Number?

Prandtl Number calculator uses Prandtl Number = Specific Heat Capacity*Dynamic Viscosity/Thermal Conductivity to calculate the Prandtl Number, The Prandtl number (Pr) or Prandtl group is a dimensionless number, named after the German physicist Ludwig Prandtl, defined as the ratio of momentum diffusivity to thermal diffusivity. The Prandtl number is often found in property tables alongside other properties such as viscosity and thermal conductivity. For most gases over a wide range of temperature and pressure, Pr is approximately constant. Therefore, it can be used to determine the thermal conductivity of gases at high temperatures, where it is difficult to measure experimentally due to the formation of convection currents. Prandtl Number is denoted by Pr symbol.

How to calculate Prandtl Number using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Prandtl Number, enter Specific Heat Capacity (c), Dynamic Viscosity (μ) & Thermal Conductivity (k) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Prandtl Number calculation can be explained with given input values -> 411.002 = 4184*1/10.18.

FAQ

What is Prandtl Number?
The Prandtl number (Pr) or Prandtl group is a dimensionless number, named after the German physicist Ludwig Prandtl, defined as the ratio of momentum diffusivity to thermal diffusivity. The Prandtl number is often found in property tables alongside other properties such as viscosity and thermal conductivity. For most gases over a wide range of temperature and pressure, Pr is approximately constant. Therefore, it can be used to determine the thermal conductivity of gases at high temperatures, where it is difficult to measure experimentally due to the formation of convection currents and is represented as Pr = c*μ/k or Prandtl Number = Specific Heat Capacity*Dynamic Viscosity/Thermal Conductivity. Specific Heat Capacity is the heat required to raise the temperature of the unit mass of a given substance by a given amount, The dynamic viscosity of a fluid is the measure of its resistance to flow when an external force is applied & Thermal Conductivity is rate of heat passes through specified material, expressed as amount of heat flows per unit time through a unit area with a temperature gradient of one degree per unit distance.
How to calculate Prandtl Number?
The Prandtl number (Pr) or Prandtl group is a dimensionless number, named after the German physicist Ludwig Prandtl, defined as the ratio of momentum diffusivity to thermal diffusivity. The Prandtl number is often found in property tables alongside other properties such as viscosity and thermal conductivity. For most gases over a wide range of temperature and pressure, Pr is approximately constant. Therefore, it can be used to determine the thermal conductivity of gases at high temperatures, where it is difficult to measure experimentally due to the formation of convection currents is calculated using Prandtl Number = Specific Heat Capacity*Dynamic Viscosity/Thermal Conductivity. To calculate Prandtl Number, you need Specific Heat Capacity (c), Dynamic Viscosity (μ) & Thermal Conductivity (k). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Specific Heat Capacity, Dynamic Viscosity & Thermal Conductivity and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
How many ways are there to calculate Prandtl Number?
In this formula, Prandtl Number uses Specific Heat Capacity, Dynamic Viscosity & Thermal Conductivity. We can use 1 other way(s) to calculate the same, which is/are as follows -
  • Prandtl Number = Momentum diffusivity/Thermal Diffusivity
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