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Convection heat transfer involves the transfer of thermal energy from a surface to a fluid. Convection heat transfer can be divided into four distinct categories that describe distinct processes. These four categories are: 1) forced convection, 2) natural convection, 3) boiling, and 4) evaporation/condensation. The figure shows the fluid temperatures around a hot soldering iron. The heat is traveling upward due to buoyancy effects (hot air rises). If the air is moving purely due to buoyancy effects it is a natural convection problem. If the air is forced to move over the object it is a forced convection problem.
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