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forced convection

[¦fȯrst kən′vek·shən]
(thermodynamics)
Heat convection in which fluid motion is maintained by some external agency.
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forced convection

Heat transfer resulting from the forced circulation of air, water, etc., as by a fan, jet, or pump.
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The forced convection coefficients are calculated using the power-low correlations which are more appropriate than the linear ones;
The inability to control this thermal ramp eventually led to forced convection reflow winning the day, because having multiple heating zones allowed the process engineer to sculpt a thermal profile for a board, raising the temperature to reflow in stages at a controlled ramp, permitting the various materials in a PCB (e.g., copper layers, epoxy-glass laminate, and components with widely varying tolerances to variations in TCE or delta T) to equilibrate in temperature, minimizing the potentially damaging effects of thermal stress.
For the forced convection with air that occurs on the other housing surfaces, a distinction is made between surfaces normal and tangential to the air flow.
The Nusselt number of forced convection heat transfer is calculated as follows:
With constant heat flux, different media of nanotube bundles and forced convection, the temperature across surface of the microchip and bulk temperature of fluid vary.
Although forced convection systems have higher efficiency than natural systems, their application in rural areas presents some challenges.
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The above review of the existing literature shows that the problem of forced convection heat transfer in nanofluids from unbounded heated circular cylinder at low Reynolds number is an issue still far from being completely solved.
The reasoning was that as natural convection essentially ceases under such conditions, all the evaporation must be occurring due to forced convection. As noted by the ASHRAE Handbook--HVAC Applications (ASHRAE 2007), air velocities in typical swimming pools range between 0.05 and 0.15 m/s (10 to 30 fpm).
The book then discusses addresses details of convection under different flow conditions: laminar forced convection in pipes and ducts, turbulent forced convection, unsteady forced convection in ducts, natural convection, and high-speed flow.
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