Heat Flux Vector Potential in Convective Heat Transfer

[+] Author and Article Information
Peter Vadasz

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 15600, Flagstaff AZ 86011-5600, U.S.A.

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4038553 History: Received May 01, 2016; Revised August 24, 2017


The heat function concept introduced by Kimura and Bejan (J Heat Transfer 105, pp. 916-919, 1983) for two-dimensional heat transfer is being extended in this note to three dimensions. It is shown that a heat flux vector potential exists and can be used in three dimensional heat convection problems. It is further shown that this heat flux vector potential degenerates to the heat function introduced by Kimura and Bejan (J Heat Transfer 105, pp. 916-919, 1983) when the heat convection is two-dimensional

Copyright (c) 2017 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In