Module 7: Heat Transfer

Description: A study of the flow of energy in vacuum components.

Length of Time: 2 hours


1. Conduction

2. Convection

3. Radiation

4. Thermal conductors and insulators

5. Thermal characteristics of materials


Student Objectives:

Student will be able to:

1. Describe the flow of energy in conduction, convection, and radiation.

2. Describe the effect of room temperature and wall radiation on a four-degree Kelvin cold head.

3. Identify the thermal characteristics of metals and ceramics.

4. Construct a thermocouple and plot the curve of emf versus temperature.


References: None