# Heat Transfer Questions and Answers – Types of Flow

This set of Heat Transfer Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on ” Types Of Flow”.

1. How many types of fluid flow are characterized in the realms of fluid mechanics?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

Explanation: There are two types of flow i.e. laminar and turbulent flow.

2. In which fluid flow, the motion of fluid particles is irregular?
a) Turbulent
b) Laminar
c) One dimensional
d) Two dimensional

Explanation: It proceeds along erratic and unpredictable paths.

3. Following are the characteristics of turbulent flow
(i) Eddying
(ii) Sinuous
(iii) Rectilinear
Identify the correct option
a) ii and iii
b) i and iii
c) i, ii and iii
d) i and ii

Explanation: Obviously a turbulent flow is eddying and sinuous rather than rectilinear in character.

4. The nature of the fluid flow is governed by the following parameters
(i) Mean flow velocity
(ii) Density of fluid
(iii) Dynamic viscosity of the fluid
Identify the correct statements
a) i and iii
b) i only
c) i, ii and iii
d) ii and iii

Explanation: Osborne Reynolds, an English scientist confirmed the existence of these two regimes experimentally.

5. The value of convective coefficient of air in case of free convection is
a) 3-7 W/m2 K
b) 3-4 W/m2 K
c) 8-9 W/m2 K
d) 9-9.5 W/m2 K

Explanation: In case of air, the value of convective coefficient is small i.e. 3 W/m2 K to 7 W/m2 K. This is due to presence of some moisture in air.
Sanfoundry Certification Contest of the Month is Live. 100+ Subjects. Participate Now!

6. The fluid particles move in flat or curved un-mixing layers or streams and follow a smooth continuous path. This type of flow is known as
b) Stream flow
c) Turbulent flow
d) Laminar flow

Explanation: The paths of fluid movement are well defined so it is laminar flow.

7. The characteristic dimension d in the relation R E = V d p/δ is the equivalent diameter and is defined as how many times the cross-sectional flow area divided by the wetted perimeter
a) 7
b) 4
c) 1
d) 6

Explanation: It is defined as four times the equivalent diameter and is defined as how many times the cross-sectional flow area divided by wetted perimeter.

8. For a duct of rectangular cross-section with length l and breadth b, the value of d e is
a) l b / l + b
b) 2 l b
c) 2 l b / l + b
d) 4 l b / l + b

Explanation: d e = 4 (l) (b)/2 l + 2 b.

9. In many flow situations, the duct can be
(i) Circular
(ii) Rectangle
(iii) Trapezoidal
(iv) Annulus
Identify the correct option
a) i and ii
b) i, ii, iii and iv
c) i, ii and iii
d) iii and iv

Explanation: In many flow situations, the duct is not circular but is a rectangle, trapezoidal or even annulus formed by a tube within another tube.

10. If an annulus has an inner diameter of d 1 and an outer diameter of d 2 then the equivalent diameter is
a) 2 d 2 – d 1
b) d 2 – 2 d 1
c) d 1 – d 2
d) d 2 – d 1

Explanation: 4 (π/4) (d 22 – d 12)/π (d 1 + d 2).

Sanfoundry Global Education & Learning Series – Heat Transfer.

To practice all areas of Heat Transfer, here is complete set of 1000+ Multiple Choice Questions and Answers.

If you find a mistake in question / option / answer, kindly take a screenshot and email to [email protected]