The International Heat Transfer Conference has a long history. It had its origins in the Conferences held in London and Atlantic City in 1951 and in Boulder and London in 1961-1962. The sites of the following IHTC were, at four-yearly intervals, Chicago, Versailles, Tokyo, Toronto, Munich, San Francisco, Jerusalem, Brighton, and finally Kyung Ju in 1998. The Twelfth Conference being held in Grenoble in 2002 is the first one to be held in France for over thirty years. The next Conference is scheduled in Sydney in 2006.
Selections by topics chosen
by the corresponding authors or by free keywords are also available both on the website and on the CDROM.
The general papers are classified in five sections.
· Transfer Modes under Local Thermal Non-Equilibrium (Non LTE)
· Single Phase Heat Transfer
· Two-Phase Heat Transfer
· Heat transfer in Nonhomogeneous Media
· Heat transfer in Engineering Systems
Each section is divided into subsections. This classification is based only on scientific themes or
application branches. A classification by tools (numerical or experimental methods, inverse methods,
etc.) can also be found via the topics or keywords chosen by the corresponding authors.
In Transfer Modes under Non-LTE appears an emerging topics of the Conference, which deals with
Transfer Modes at Ultra Short Scales in Time or in Space. Radiation, generally characterized by a non-
LTE field, has been also entered in this section. The Section Single Phase Heat Transfer mainly deals
with all types of convection problems from specific experiments to direct numerical simulations or
nonconventional fluid flows. The Section Two-Phase Heat Transfer is more precisely devoted to
scientific approaches of liquid-vapor systems generally with boiling or condensation, even at the bubble
or drop scales or at a larger scale. The Section Heat transfer in Nonhomogeneous Media gathers works
on melting, solidification or freezing and also on porous media and on media characterized by a
nonhomogeneous composition. The last section Heat transfer in Engineering Systems gives a rather
good idea of the relative importance of the considerable number of applications treated by the Heat
Transfer Community worldwide