# Convective heat transfer

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*<b> [[Natural Convection|Natural convection]]</b> | *<b> [[Natural Convection|Natural convection]]</b> | ||

- | : [[Basics of natural convection|Basics]], [[Governing equations for natural convection|governing equations]], [[Governing equations for natural convection on a vertical plate|natural convection on a vertical plate]], [[Dimensionless parameters for natural convection|dimensionless paramters]], [[Scale analysis of natural convection|scale analysis]], [[Similarity solution for natural convection|similarity solution for natural convection on a vertical surface]], [[Integral solution for natural convection|integral solution for laminar and turbulent natural convection]], [[natural convection on inclined and horizontal surfaces]], [[natural convection on cylinders and spheres]], [[free boundary flow]], [[Natural Convection in Encloses: Scale Analysis|scale analysis]], [[Natural convection in rectangular enclosures|rectangular enclosures]], [[ | + | : [[Basics of natural convection|Basics]], [[Governing equations for natural convection|governing equations]], [[Governing equations for natural convection on a vertical plate|natural convection on a vertical plate]], [[Dimensionless parameters for natural convection|dimensionless paramters]], [[Scale analysis of natural convection|scale analysis]], [[Similarity solution for natural convection|similarity solution for natural convection on a vertical surface]], [[Integral solution for natural convection|integral solution for laminar and turbulent natural convection]], [[natural convection on inclined and horizontal surfaces]], [[natural convection on cylinders and spheres]], [[free boundary flow]], [[Natural Convection in Encloses: Scale Analysis|scale analysis]], [[Natural convection in rectangular enclosures|rectangular enclosures]], [[Natural convection in annular space between concentric cylinders and spheres|annular space between concentric cylinders and spheres]], [[natural convection in melting and solidification|melting and solidification]], [[instability analysis of natural convection]]. |

*<b>[[Condensation]]</b> | *<b>[[Condensation]]</b> | ||

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+ | Faghri, A., Zhang, Y., and Howell, J. R., 2010, ''Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer'', Global Digital Press, Columbia, MO. | ||

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## Current revision as of 13:59, 5 August 2010

The second mode of heat transfer is convection, which occurs between a wall at one temperature and a moving fluid at another temperature. The mechanism of convection heat transfer is a combination of random molecular motion (conduction) and bulk motion (advection) of the fluid. Convective heat transfer depends on many factors including fluid properties, flow velocity, geometric configuration, and any fluid phase change that may occur as a result of heat transfer.

- Boundary layer theory, similarity solutions, integral solution, computational methodologies for forced convection, analogies and differences in different transport phenomena and turbulence.

- Basics, fully-developed flow and heat transfer, thermally developing laminar flow, combined hydrodynamic and thermal entrance effect, developing flow, numerical solutions, forced convection in microchannels, and internal turbulent flow.

- Basics, governing equations, natural convection on a vertical plate, dimensionless paramters, scale analysis, similarity solution for natural convection on a vertical surface, integral solution for laminar and turbulent natural convection, natural convection on inclined and horizontal surfaces, natural convection on cylinders and spheres, free boundary flow, scale analysis, rectangular enclosures, annular space between concentric cylinders and spheres, melting and solidification, instability analysis of natural convection.

- Basics, dropwise condensation, filmwise condensation, nongravitational condensate removal, film condensation in porous media, and forced convective condensation.

- Classification, pool boiling regimes, nucleate boiling, critical heat flux, transition boiling, minimum heat flux,boiling in porous media, and forced convective boiling.

- Flow patterns, flow models, forced convective condensation, forced convective boiling, and micro- and minichannels.

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## References

Faghri, A., Zhang, Y., and Howell, J. R., 2010, *Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer*, Global Digital Press, Columbia, MO.