heat transfer by convection Definition and Topics - 8 Discussions

Convection (or convective heat transfer) is the transfer of heat from one place to another due to the movement of fluid. Although often discussed as a distinct method of heat transfer, convective heat transfer involves the combined processes of conduction (heat diffusion) and advection (heat transfer by bulk fluid flow). Convection is usually the dominant form of heat transfer in liquids and gases.
Note that this definition of convection is only applicable in Heat transfer and thermodynamic contexts. It should not to be confused with the dynamic fluid phenomenon of convection, which is typically referred to as Natural Convection in thermodynamic contexts in order to distinguish the two.

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  1. bardia sepehrnia

    Engineering Average heat transfer coefficient (forced convection)

    So firstly, I don't understand if the mass flow rate is for steam or for water. If it is for water, I know I can find the heat transfer rate using equation:Q=mcdeltaT. But then I don't know how to find h (the average heat transfer coefficient) because I don't know the surface area (As). I can...
  2. S

    Heat transfer along the joint bar with one side diffusion-convection

    There are similar problems with heat conduction only where for example, right side of the bar also has a certain temperature or in-contact with a hot material. However, in this case diffusion and convection occurs on the right side of the bar, more precisely on the Y material. I guess we have to...
  3. R

    What is the final temperature of the air in a tube

    Homework Statement I have a copper tube with outer radius r2 and inner radius of r1. Half the tube is exposed to the surrounding air while the other half is embedded into the ground. The outside air temperature is T2 and the ground temperature is T3. What is the air temperature inside the tube...
  4. Sizhe

    Pipe flow with precipitation at boundary

    Homework Statement Consider a plug flow (slippery walls) with a uniform velocity ##U## in a circular pipe of diameter,##d## and length ##L##. The fluid is a supersaturated solution with a concentration ##c##. At the pipe wall, precipitation of solute happens at a net reaction rate per unit area...
  5. satyadangin

    How to design canal to reduce stream temperature?

    If i have atm temperature around 32 deg Celsius, volumetric flow 6000m3/h, fluid temperature inlet 47 deg Celcius. How to get minimum possible dimension for my canal if its maximum possible length is 180 m and fluid temperature outlet at least 40 deg Celcius?
  6. Chemchampa

    Heat Transfer and Air Flow

    Hello, I have here a complex question. My background is Chemistry and Optoelectronics. I wasn't the best when we were studying Thermodynamics at uni so I have some knowledge-gaps. Anyways, here is my problem. Can somebody explain me the whole process of the convection in the coffee roaster. So...
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    Thermal Resistance due to Convection Heat Transfer

    Homework Statement 1) A typical wall construction for a single-family residence might consist of 0.375 inches of outer sheathing (insulating board, hardwood siding, etc.), 3.5 inches of mineral fiber insulation and then a 0.375 inches inner surface (gypsum, etc.). Typical thermal...
  8. D

    Convection heat transfer

    Hello, my problem is the following: I have an iron bar, which can be heated by convection through an electric cable with power Q. I want to know the temperature of the iron bar after 1 hour has passed, both in the case when the power is turned on and when it is off (Q=0). the input parameters...