Flashcards in Heat Transfer Deck (10)
Heat energy is _____ from the _____ of an object.
The _____ the surface area, the _____ can be emitted, so the _____ the transfer of heat.
2) More infrared waves
Why do cars and motorbikes often have fins?
The surface area is increased so heat is radiated away quicker. (Engine cools quicker)
Heat sinks are...
Devices designed to transfer heat away from objects
(Large surface area)
An object with a smaller volume but the same surface area and temperature will...
Cool more quickly (more of the object in contact with surroundings)
A vacuum flask reduces heat energy transfers by...
Double-walled with vacuum (stops conduction and convection through the sides)
Walls either side of vacuum are silvered (minimises radiation)
Insulating foam (minimises heat conduction)
Stopper made from plastic filled with cork or foam (reduce conduction)
Hair on your skin and fur reduces heat loss by...
When too warm, more blood flows near the surface your skin so more heat can be lost by...
Animals in cold areas have small ears to minimise heat loss by...