Create
Learn
Share

Principles of Heat Transfer

rename
bjtmeyer's version from 2016-09-23 18:13

Section

Question Answer
ConductionRefers to the gain or loss of heat resulting from direct contact between two materials at different temperatures.
Examples:
Cold pack
Cryo cuff
Ice massage
Hot pack
Paraffin
ConvectionRefers to the gain or loss of heat resulting from air or water moving in a constant motion across the body.
Examples:
Cold whirlpool
Fluidotherapy
Hot whirlpool
ConversionRefers to heating that occurs when nonthermal energy (e.g., mechanical electrical) is absorbed into tissue and transformed into heat. Examples:
Diathermy
Ultrasound
EvaporationRefers to the transfer of heat that occurs as a liquid absorbs energy and changes form into a vapor.
Examples: Vapocoolant spray
RadiationRefers to the direct transfer of heat from a radiation energy source of a higher temperature to one of cooler temperature.
Examples:
Infrared lamp
Laser
Ultraviolet light
memorize

Recent badges