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THE EARLY HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL HEAT TRANSFER CONFERENCES

E. R. G. Eckert
Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 USA

Abstract

International Heat Transfer Conferences started as an International Discussion on Heat Transfer in London, 1951, organized binationally by the British Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. It was held a second time at Boulder, Colorado in 1961. At the Third Conference at Chicago, Illinois a larger organization was created, the Assembly of International Heat Transfer Conferences, which includes by now representatives from 13 countries. Eight more International Heat Transfer Conferences were held, including the present one, with an ever increasing international participation.
This development was closely interwoven with other projects on international cooperation in heat transfer research. This is also discussed briefly.

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