Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Radiant Heating

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9724

n (1794) The net transfer of heat from a hotter body to a cooler one by (usually infrared) radiation. Radiant transfer is one of the three basic mechanisms of Heat Transfer requiring no contact or fluid between the bodies. The net rate is proportional to the differences between the fourth powers of the absolute temperatures of the hotter and cooler bodies \(\left( {T_1^4 - T_2^4 } \right)\)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA