# 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|governing equations]], [[natural convection on a vertical plate]], [[Dimensionless Parameters Convective Heat Transfer|dimensionless paramters]], [[Scale Analysis Convective Heat Transfer|scale analysis]], [[High Prandtl Number Fluids Convective Heat Transfer|high prandtl number fluids]], [[Low Prandtl Number Fluids Convective Heat Transfer|low prandtl number fluids]], [[Similarity Solution for Natural Convection on a Vertical Surface Convective Heat Transfer|similarity solution for natural convection on a vertical surface]], [[Integral Solution for Laminar and Turbulent Natural Convection Convective Heat Transfer|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 melting and solidification|melting and solidification]]. | + | : [[Basics of natural convection|Basics]], [[Governing Equations|governing equations]], [[natural convection on a vertical plate]], [[Dimensionless Parameters Convective Heat Transfer|dimensionless paramters]], [[Scale Analysis Convective Heat Transfer|scale analysis]], [[High Prandtl Number Fluids Convective Heat Transfer|high prandtl number fluids]], [[Low Prandtl Number Fluids Convective Heat Transfer|low prandtl number fluids]], [[Similarity Solution for Natural Convection on a Vertical Surface Convective Heat Transfer|similarity solution for natural convection on a vertical surface]], [[Integral Solution for Laminar and Turbulent Natural Convection Convective Heat Transfer|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]], [[Convective Heat Transfer: Rectangular Enclosures|rectangular enclosures]], [[natural Convection in melting and solidification|melting and solidification]]. |

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

## Revision as of 18:02, 6 July 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, high prandtl number fluids, low prandtl number fluids, 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, melting and solidification.

- 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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