Heat Transfer Enhancement - A Brief Review of Literature in 2020 and Prospects

GUO, Zhixiong, CHENG, Lixin, CAO, Hongxiang, ZHANG, Hang, HUANG, Xu and MIN, Jue (2021). Heat Transfer Enhancement - A Brief Review of Literature in 2020 and Prospects. Heat Transfer Research, 52 (10), 65-92.

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This review provides a brief literature survey on enhanced heat transfer research. A heat transfer topic search in the Web of Science resulted in over 28,000 papers published in 2020 and nearly 30% were relevant to heat transfer intensification. The chosen studies focus on various heat transfer enhancement research categorized into conduction, convection, radiation, boiling and condensation, energy storage, thermal management, and cross research involving two or more categories. Heat conduction papers are selected from the micro/nanoscale areas with a focus on interfacial phenomena. Important active, passive, and compound techniques for enhancing convective heat transfer are incorporated. Thermal radiation is concentrated on near-field radiation and solar energy. Heat transfer enhancement in boiling and condensation as well as in thermal energy storage, renewable and sustainable energy, and thermal management of electronics and high-end equipment is critical in many engineering applications. Significant attempts have been made to research and development on heat transfer enhancement technology covering both conventional and emerging techniques in 2020. Research of emerging techniques using new interfacial materials, nanofluids, micro- and nano-structures, microchannels, and new compound enhancement techniques incorporating conventional and new techniques becomes popular. However, there are big challenges in understanding the mechanisms, engineering design methodology and applications with these emerging techniques. Many aspects are urgently needed to be investigated and developed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper available on journal website as a 'forthcoming article'. As no publication date is given the 12 month embargo has been set from the date of acceptance.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mechanical Engineering & Transports
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1615/heattransres.2021038770
Page Range: 65-92
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 24 May 2021 10:27
Last Modified: 08 May 2022 01:18
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28678

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