The literature on heat transfer generally recognizes three distinct modes of heat transmission; conduction, convection and radiation. These three modes are similar in that a temperature differential must exist and the heat exchange is in the direction of decreasing temperature. Each method has, however, different physical picture and different controlling laws. Mode # 1. Conduction: […]

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## Fourier Equation & Thermal Conductivity of Materials | Thermal Engineering

In this article we will discuss about the fourier equation and thermal conductivity of materials. Fourier Equation: Conduction is primarily a molecular phenomenon requiring temperature gradient as the driving force. Experimental evidence does indicate that steady-state one-dimensional flow of heat by conduction through a homogeneous material is given by the Fourier Law- Q = – […]

## List of Heat Conduction Equations | Thermal Engineering

Fourier law of heat conduction is essentially valid for heat flow under uni-directional and steady state conditions. However in many practical cases the temperature may be a function of space co-ordinate as well as time. 1. Heat Conduction Equation in Cartesian Co-Ordinates: Consider the flow of heat through an infinitesimal volume element oriented in a […]

## Heat Conduction: Conditions and Mechanism | Thermal Engineering

In this article we will discuss about the conditions and mechanism of heat conduction. Conditions of Heat Conduction: The general heat conduction equation is of first order in time co-ordinates, and of second order in spatial co-ordinates. For the solution of single integration one constant is required, and for the solution of each double integration […]

## Heat Conduction through Walls | Thermal Engineering

In this article we will discuss about:- 1. Heat Conduction through a Plane Wall 2. Heat Conduction through a Composite Wall 3. Effect of Variable Conductivity. Heat Conduction through a Plane Wall: Consider one-dimensional heat conduction through a homogeneous, isotropic wall of thickness 8 with constant thermal conductivity k and constant cross-sectional area A. The […]

## Conduction of Heat through a Sphere | Thermal Engineering

Consider heat conduction through a hollow sphere of inner radius r1, outer radius r2 and made of a material of constant thermal conductivity. The inner and outer surfaces are maintained at constant but different temperatures t1 and t2 respectively. Geometrical symmetry indicates that the heat flow is limited to radial direction only. Further if temperature […]

## Conduction with Heat Generation | Thermal Engineering

In many situations of practical importance, heat is generated internally at uniform rate within the conducting medium itself. Notable examples are: (i) Resistance heating in electrical appliances; essentially it is the conversion of electrical energy into thermal energy in the current carrying medium (ii) Energy generated in the fuel element of a nuclear reactor (iii) […]

## Transient Conduction of Heat in Solids | Thermal Engineering

In this article we will discuss about transient conduction of heat in solids with infinite thermal conductivity and finite conduction. Transient Conduction of Heat in Solids with Infinite Thermal Conductivity K → ∞ (Lumped Parameter Analysis): Solutions to the many of the transient heat flow problems are obtained by the lumped parameter analysis which presumes […]

## Essay on Thermal Radiation | Engineering

Here is a compilation of essays on ‘Thermal Radiation’ for class 9, 10, 11 and 12. Find paragraphs, long and short essays on ‘Thermal Radiation’ especially written for school and college students. Essay on Thermal Radiation Essay Contents: Essay on the Meaning of Thermal Radiation Essay on the Salient Features and Characteristics of Radiation Essay […]

## 5 Important Laws of Radiation | Thermal Engineering

The following points highlight the five important laws of radiation. The laws are: 1. Wavelength Distribution of Black Body Radiation: Planck’s Law 2. Total Emissive Power; Stefan-Boltzman Law 3. Wien’s Displacement Law 4. Kirchoff’s Law 5. Intensity of Radiation and Lambert’s Cosine Law. 1. Wavelength Distribution of Black Body Radiation: Planck’s Law: The energy emitted […]