Principles of Thermal Exchange or Heat Transfer

Exchange of thermal Energy

Heat transfer is the exchange of thermal energy between physical structures. This energy transfer is categorized into four methods:

  1. thermal conduction
  2. thermal convection
  3. thermal radiation
  4. phase change

This set of articles is concerned with both the understanding of each type of heat transfer and the inhibition of each type. The motivation for this bias is the desire to maintain cooler temperatures through passive methods. The goal is to minimize the use of fluorocarbon refrigerants and other greenhouse gas byproducts generated by active refrigeration. The irrevocable evidence of climate change requires all humans to look for solutions and make changes where they can. Please click the following links to learn more about these topics.

The terms thermal conduction, thermal convection, thermal radiation and phase change refer to forms of Heat Transfer whereby heat energy flows between an object and its surroundings.