|Apr26-06, 05:25 AM||#1|
Just a quick question, I just want to check that i am on the right lines!
When heat escapes through the top of a container which does not have a lid, is that due to convection? i/e hot air is less dense than cold air, so rises.
|Apr26-06, 11:27 AM||#2|
Out of conduction, convection and radiation, you are correct that convection would account for the majority of the heat loss. There will be a little due to IR radiation, but that won't account for much unless the interior of the container is red hot.
|Apr26-06, 12:24 PM||#3|
just wanted 2 make sure!!!
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