Thermal Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

conduction convection radiantThermal energy, abbreviated as Q, also known as heat energy and heat transfer, is the exertion of power that is created by heat, or the increase in temperature.

 

Thermal Energy formula

\(\large{ Q = m \; c \; \Delta T }\) 

Where:

 Units English SI
\(\large{ Q }\) = thermal energy \(\large{Btu}\) \(\large{\frac{kg-m^2}{s^2}}\) 
\(\large{ m }\) = mass \(\large{ lbm }\) \(\large{ kg }\)
\(\large{ c }\) = specific heat \(\large{\frac{Btu}{lbm-F}}\)  \(\large{\frac{kJ}{kg-K}}\) 
\(\large{ \Delta T }\) = temperature differential \(\large{ F }\) \(\large{ K }\)

 

 

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