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Heat Transfer

Heat transfer is defined as the transfer of thermal energy due to a temperature difference. Heat transfer may occur due to three different modes (conduction, convection, and radiation) depending on the physical system. Most systems in buildings actually experience a combination of all three forms of heat transfer, and other energy flows. 



  1. Remember

    • Remember the essential concepts of heat movement
    • Remember the three heat transfer mechanisms

  2. Understand

    • Understand the basic principles of conduction and the relationship between U-value and R-value
    • Understand the basic principles of convection heat transfer
    • Understand the basic principles of radiation heat transfer

  3. Apply

    • Apply insulation to prevent heat transfer
    • Apply different common types of insulation for different effect on heat transfer

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