Pioneering Contributions to Our Knowledge of Convective Heat Transfer: One Hundred Years of Heat Transfer Research

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E. R. G. Eckert

University of Minnesota, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Minneapolis, Minn.

J. Heat Transfer 103(3), 409-414 (Aug 01, 1981) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3244478 History: Received February 25, 1981; Online October 20, 2009


This paper describes the development of our knowledge of heat transfer during the past 100 years. The foundations to a systematic and coherent body of knowledge were laid in 1880–1930. The contributions were applied to a variety of situations as they were encountered in new technical developments in 1930–1980.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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