# The convection and conduction of heat in gases

@article{LangmuirTheCA, title={The convection and conduction of heat in gases}, author={Irving Langmuir}, journal={Proceedings of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers}, volume={31}, pages={1011-1022} }

In a previous∗ paper the author has shown that the “convection” of heat from hot wires in a gas consists essentially of conduction through a film of relatively stationary gas around the wire. From this theory the following method was derived for calculating the power necessary to maintain a wire at any given temperature.

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The Convection and Conduction of Heat in Gases

- Engineering
- Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
- 1912

Kennelly's data on The Convection of Heat from Small Copper Wires afford strong proof of the reliability and usefulness of the author's theory of convection. According to this theory, ``convection''… Expand

Natural Convection Heat Transfer From Vertical Cylinders

- Geology
- 2014

Natural convection heat transfer from vertical cylinders is an extensively studied subject. Many references provide a criterion for approximating the heat transfer from a vertical cylinder with a… Expand

Experimental investigation of free convection flow from wires in the vicinity of phase interfaces

- Materials Science
- 1974

Abstract The influence of a horizontal interface on the heat transfer by free convection of horizontal wires at a constant temperature, will be defined by experiment. Such interfaces are (1) the… Expand

The influence of electrostrictive forces in natural thermal convection

- Materials Science
- 1963

Abstract The free convection of an electrostrictive fluid enclosed between a horizontally heated wire and a coaxial, cooled cylinder, under an applied nonuniform radial electric field, is examined.… Expand

A new study of laminar natural convection in two concentric vertical cylinders

- Materials Science
- 1999

5 and cylinder aspect ratios of 0.5 to 10. The effects of the changes in these parameters on the variation of the temperature and flow patterns within the cylinder have been studied. The local and… Expand

Cooling of high current spark channels in hydrogen and argon

- Chemistry
- 1964

The considerable importance of gas temperature in the dielectric recovery of high current spark gaps using air as the dielectric has been demonstrated in previous papers. It was obvious however, that… Expand

Gases and Vapors and Their Use in Vacuum Tubes

- Materials Science
- 1959

In addition to their application in processing vacuum materials (see e. g. sec. 9.2 and p. 397, footnote 1), gases are used to conduct current and produce light in discharge tubes, reduce the… Expand

Laminar Mixed Convection in Two Concentric Vertical Cylinders

- Computer Science, Physics
- Int. J. Chemoinformatics Chem. Eng.
- 2016

The flow patterns and heat transfer have been studied numerically for contained air in the space formed by two vertical concentric cylinders and it has been found that for highvalues of Re, the flow is dominated by centrifugal forces whereas for low values of Re the flow was dominated by gravitational buoyancy. Expand

Fluid flow and heat transfer in incandescent lamps

- Materials Science
- 1987

Abstract A numerical model is developed to study the two-dimensional laminar, natural-convection flow in incandescent lamps by a finite-volume solution of the steady continuity, Navier-Stokes and… Expand

Kinetic considerations of mass transport in heterogeneous, gas-solid catalytic reactions

- Physics
- 1981

One of the main difficulties associated with kinetic studies of heterogeneous gas-solid catalytic reactions is that of the determination of the concentrations of reactants at the gas-solid interface… Expand