© 1975

Heat Transfer at Low Temperatures

  • Walter Frost

Part of the The International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (INCMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. W. Frost
      Pages 1-5
  3. Conduction and Convection Heat Transfer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. K. D. Timmerhaus
      Pages 9-48
    3. R. W. Graham, R. C. Hendricks, R. J. Simoneau
      Pages 49-86
  4. Two-Phase Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. W. Frost, W. L. Harper
      Pages 89-106
    3. W. M. Rohsenow
      Pages 107-141
    4. W. Frost, R. Von Reth
      Pages 143-175
    5. D. Clements
      Pages 177-196
    6. W. Frost
      Pages 197-201
    7. K. D. Timmerhaus, M. A. Lechtenberger
      Pages 203-212
    8. K. E. Tempelmeyer
      Pages 213-228
    9. R. E. Henry, M. A. Grolmes, H. K. Fauske
      Pages 229-259
    10. K. D. Williamson Jr., F. J. Edeskuty
      Pages 261-278
    11. G. H. Nix, R. I. Vachon
      Pages 279-305
  5. Radiation and Helium II Heat Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. K. E. Tempelmeyer, J. A. Roux
      Pages 309-324
    3. R. K. Irey
      Pages 325-355
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-362

About this book


The purposes of this book are to provide insight and to draw attention to problems peculiar to heat transfer at low temperatures. This does not imply that the theories of classical heat transfer fail at low temperatures, but rather that many of the approximations employed in standard solutions techniques are not valid in this regime. Physical properties, for example, have more pronounced variations at low temperatures and cannot, as is conventionally done, be held constant. Fluids readily become mixtures of two or more phases and their analysis is different from that for a single-phase fluid. These and other problems which occur more frequently at low temperatures than at standard conditions are discussed in this book. Although the title specifies heat transfer, the book also contains a very comprehensive chapter on two-phase fluid flow and a partial chapter on the flow of fluids in the thermodynamically critical state. Emphasis is placed on those flow phenomena that occur at low temperatures. Flow analyses are, of course, a prerequisite to forced-convection heat transfer analyses, and thus these chapters add continuity to the text. The book is primarily written for the design engineer, but does broach many topics which should prove interesting to the researcher. For the student and teacher the book will serve as a useful reference and possibly as a text for a special topics course in heat transfer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Frost
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Tennessee Space InstituteTullahomaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Heat Transfer at Low Temperatures
  • Authors Walter Frost
  • Series Title The International Cryogenics Monograph Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-30575-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-2000-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-1998-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 362
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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