Masters Theses

Abstract

"Free convection in enclosed air spaces is often of prime importance in the design and analysis of panels utilizing the insulating properties of air and other gases. Previous investigations were performed on very thin air layers.

This thesis presents the results of an experimental investigation to determine the heat transfer by convection and conduction through air layers with relative sizes in terms of length/diameter ratios of one-fourth to one.

Eight cylindrical samples were tested. Four had inside diameters of 2.0 inches, and the others were 2.75 inches in diameter. Heat was transferred across the air layers by both conduction and free convection with the axis of the cylindrical enclosure in the vertical direction, and the heated surface below.

Air at atmospheric pressure was used as the convecting fluid in each sample"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Sauer, Harry J., Jr., 1935-2008

Committee Member(s)

Bayless, Jerry R.
Kerr, Richard H., 1907-1980
Culp, Archie W., Jr.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1967

Pagination

vi, 55 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-45).

Rights

© 1967 Donald Wayne Land, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Heat -- Convection
Heat -- Transmission
Heat-transfer media

Thesis Number

T 2007

Print OCLC #

5987428

Electronic OCLC #

908452722

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