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A Tribute in Memory of Professor Ralph L. Webb (1934 – 2011)

Amir Faghri, Yuwen Zhang
2 - 021001 (2011)


Abstract


On April 3, 2011, Dr. Ralph L. Webb, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, passed away in State College, Pennsylvania at the age of 77. Dr. Webb made significant contributions in the field of enhanced heat transfer with applications in the areas of boiling, condensation, fouling, air-cooled heat exchangers, electronic equipment cooling, and forced convection for gases. In this editorial, we present to the thermal-fluids community some of the highlights of his life and career so that all can appreciate the true impact of his technical contributions.

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