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15. The locus of maxima of the curves is also plotted. 29) About three-fourths of the radiant energy of a black body lies to the right of this line in Fig. 15. Notice that, while the locus of maxima leans toward the visible range at higher temperatures, only a small fraction of the radiation is visible even at the highest temperature. Predicting how the monochromatic emissive power of a black body depends on λ was an increasingly serious problem at the close of the nineteenth century. The prediction was a keystone of the most profound scientiﬁc revolution the world has seen.
Hewitt, editor. Heat Exchanger Design Handbook 1998. Begell House, New York, 1998. 24] R. B. Bird, W. E. Stewart, and E. N. Lightfoot. Transport Phenomena. , New York, 2nd edition, 2002. 25] A. F. Mills. Mass Transfer. , Upper Saddle River, 2001. Mass transfer from a mechanical engineer’s perpective with strong coverage of convective mass transfer. 26] D. S. Wilkinson. Mass Transfer in Solids and Fluids. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000. A systematic development of mass transfer with a materials science focus and an emphasis on modelling.
Don Quixote, M. 1 The heat diﬀusion equation Objective We must now develop some ideas that will be needed for the design of heat exchangers. The most important of these is the notion of an overall heat transfer coeﬃcient. This is a measure of the general resistance of a heat exchanger to the ﬂow of heat, and usually it must be built up from analyses of component resistances. In particular, we must know how to predict h and how to evaluate the conductive resistance of bodies more complicated than plane passive walls.
A heat transfer textbook by Lienhard J.H.