forced convection

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forced convection (plural forced convections)

  1. The convection (carriage) of contents of a fluid, such as mass or (especially) heat, by means of currents induced in the fluid by a force which is not dependent on density changes in the fluid induced by heat.
    Transfer of heat from the engine to the automobile radiator occurs by means of forced convection.
    Transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the brain in the human body occurs by means of forced convection.

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