# Phy100: Heat transport Three basic forms of thermal heat transport

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Phy100: Heat transport Three basic forms of thermal heat transport

Heat conduction 1) Assume the house is heated by
Consider an old brick house. The brick thickness. Outside winter temperature T=0. Inside temperature is kept at 24c. 1) Assume the house is heated by Natural gases. Estimate the amount of natural gases used each month in units of GJ ? 2) How much energy can one save by lowering the inside temperatures ?

Energy model for house heating (dynamical equilibrium)
Energy flows Out by heat conduction, and radiation House At a constant temperature or With constant thermal energy Energy flows in by burning natural gases, or consuming electricity E (in) = E(out) Or Power (in) = Power (out)

Approach Calculate the outgoing energy (conduction loss rate) (you need to know the surface area, thickness and materials etc). 2) To maintain a constant temperature in a house, the conduction loss has to be balanced by the energy supplied by natural gases. 3) This can be converted into the amount of natural gases needed per day or per month.

Q1: Estimate the conducted energy
Kappa for red brick is W/m. K. Area is 200m^2, T inside=24C, T outside = 0C, thickness=30cm, The conduction power is 480 W; B) 3000W; C) 5000W; D) 9600W.

A=200m^2, T inside – T outside = 24K, d=0.3m, Q/t = W. Q for one day is 829,440 KJ. Q for one month is 24,883,200 KJ = 24.9 GJ Terasen Gas uses GJ (=billion J) as units. 1GJ charge is about 10 CAD. Monthly bill for house heating is about 250CAD.

Energy table for natural resources
Propane 50 MJ/kg kg/m3 Natural gas 47 MJ/kg kg/m3 Heating oil 43 MJ/kg Coal 29 MJ/kg Wood 16 MJ/kg Also read Table 6.2 for food.

Convection Convection is heat transfer by motions of materials in a substance. Usually this occurs in a fluid (air or water) when fluids are moving from heat sources and carrying energy with it.

Radiation Heat can also be transferred by radiating light (i.e. photons) or electromagnetic waves with different wavelengths. The heat is transferred from the sun to the earth mostly by visible light.

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