These six volumes contain the invited and general papers presented at the Eighth International Heat Transfer Conference. The papers consist of 2 plenary lectures, 28 keynote lectures and 450 general presentations.
As indicated in the first plenary lecture by Dr. E. R. G. Eckert, the series of International Heat Transfer Conferences started in London (1951) as an International Discussion on Heat Transfer. The general conference format was established in the Second Conference in Boulder, Colorado (1961). The regular four-year cycle of the Conferences began at the Third Conference in Chicago (1966). The Conference immediately became the major event of the international heat transfer community, with ever increasing participation of heat transfer engineers and scholars from all over the world as manifested in the subsequent Conferences in Versailles (1970), Tokyo (1974), Toronto (1978), and Munich (1982).
The Eighth International Heat Transfer Conference has again received most enthusiastic responses from the international community, reflecting a continuing state of growth and vitality. In many countries, the number of good-quality papers offered for presentation far exceeded the allocation, thus making the selection a most difficult task. For this, we owe special thanks to the members of the International Scientific Committee and their national editors and reviewers. We are also grateful to the other members of the U.S. Scientific Committee who have labored long and hard on the Conference Scientific Program. The strong support of the Conference Executive Committee under Chairman R. J. Goldstein for the Scientific Program and its publication is essential and very much appreciated.