Heat transfer enhancement
Research Review By:
Bergles, Arthur E. Centerville, Massachusetts.
Wayner, Peter C., Jr. Iserman Department of Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
- Heat Transfer Enhancement
- Single-phase convection
- Passive enhancement
- Active enhancement
- Compound enhancement
- Interfacial Forces in Enhanced Phase-Change Heat Transfer
- Phase interfaces
- Interfacial heat transfer
- Meniscus intermolecular properties
- Heat transfer devices
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Heat transfer is vital in many processes, including electric power generation, automotive propulsion and climate-control systems, household heating and cooling equipment, control of body temperature through clothing, thermal management of electronic equipment, and Earth-atmosphere systems, to name a few. Whenever there is a temperature difference, there is heat transfer.
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