The function estimates the Nusselt number from the Reynolds number for various taxa using Mitchell (1976) (Table 1: Convective Heat Transfer Relations for Animal Shapes).

Nusselt_from_Reynolds(Re, taxon = "cylinder")

Arguments

Re

numeric Reynolds Number (dimensionless).

taxon

character which class of organism. Current choices: "sphere", "cylinder", "frog", "lizard_traverse_to_air_flow", "lizard_parallel_to_air_flow", "lizard_surface", "lizard_elevated", "flyinginsect", "spider".

Value

numeric Nusselt number (dimensionless).

References

Mitchell JW (1976). “Heat transfer from spheres and other animal forms.” Biophysical Journal, 16(6), 561-569. ISSN 0006-3495, doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(76)85711-6 , https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006349576857116.

Examples

  Nusselt_from_Reynolds(Re    = 5,
                        taxon = "cylinder")
#> [1] 1.301952