Heat Loss

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Heat loss or heat gain is the measure of the total heat transfer through your body, clorhing, building walls, etc.  This loss happens in four different ways to transfer heat: conduction, convection, mixing, and radiation.  Just because something is hotter than it's surroundings does not mean it will stay that way, it constantly needs thermal energy to keep the temperature the same.  Heat will always try to transfer from the hotter to the colder.

 

Tags: Equations for Heat Transfer