Natural Convective Heat Transfer from Horizontal and Near Horizontal Surfaces

  • Patrick H. Oosthuizen
  • Abdulrahim Y. Kalendar

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science book sub series (BRIEFSTHERMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Patrick H. Oosthuizen, Abdulrahim Y. Kalendar
    Pages 1-16
  3. Patrick H. Oosthuizen, Abdulrahim Y. Kalendar
    Pages 51-68
  4. Patrick H. Oosthuizen, Abdulrahim Y. Kalendar
    Pages 69-84
  5. Patrick H. Oosthuizen, Abdulrahim Y. Kalendar
    Pages 85-101

About this book


This book deals with a natural convective heat transfer situation of significant practical importance that has not been adequately dealt with in existing texts or widely available review papers: natural convective heat transfer from horizontal and near horizontal surfaces. The aim is to provide the reader with an understanding of past studies of natural convective heat transfer from horizontal surfaces and a more detailed review of contemporary studies. The more recent work deals with heat transfer from surfaces that have more complex shapes than previously considered, with heat transfer in situations in which laminar, transitional, and turbulent flow occur; in situations where the surface is inclined at a relatively small angle to the horizontal; and in situations where there is a covering surface above the heated surface. The authors further present methods for predicting heat transfer rates in all of the situations.


Natural convection Horizontal surfaces Inclined surfaces Square surfaces Circular surfaces Complex shapes Isothermal Uniform heat flux Predicting heat transfer Covering surface

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick H. Oosthuizen
    • 1
  • Abdulrahim Y. Kalendar
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Public Authority for Applied Education and TrainingKuwait CityKuwait

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78749-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78750-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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