Convective Heat Transfer and Infrared Thermography (IRTh)


von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics Chaussée de Waterloo 72, B-1640, Rhodes-Saint-Genèse, Belgium


The paper deals with the application of the infrared thermography to the determination of the convective heat transfer coefficient in complex flow configurations. The fundamental principles upon which the IRTh relies are reviewed. The different methods developed to evaluate the heat exchange are described and illustrated through applications to the aerospace and aeronautical field as well as to the industrial processes.