The three Types of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection and Radiation
The three types of heat transfer
Heat is transfered via solid material (conduction), liquids and gases (convection), and electromagnetical waves (radiation). Heat is usually transfered in a combination of these three types and seldomly occurs on its own. For example, the thermal environment of a building is influenced by heat fluxes through the ground (conduction), and the building envelope (mostly convection and radiation).
- Feeling much colder when it is windy.
- Feeling much colder in water of 25°C than in air of 25°C.
- Sensing principle in heat flux based mass flow sensors. Learn more
- Touching a hot cup of coffee
- Thermal influences in precision instruments. Learn more
- Measurement of heat output from chemical reactors. Learn more
- Feeling hot when standing close to fire.
- Measurement of solar power. Learn more.