Intro to Heat Transfer Analysis - Lesson 1

Heat is everywhere around us. Sometimes, you might not even notice it, but it indeed exists. Check out the temperature distribution on a barking puppy.


The "invisible" heat loss of a house in winter becomes visible under thermovision.


Heat is not an abstract quantity. It can be studied and analyzed, and this leads us to heat transfer analysis. In engineering, heat can be the problem that engineers need to control, or it can be the energy source engineers try to utilize as much as possible. Heat transfer analysis helps us to better understand the behavior of heat in different cases.


In this lesson, we will discuss the basics of heat and temperature. We will find that heat transfer analysis is important in many different industries.

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Here are the accompanying handout slides for this lesson.