Would heat transfer be affected with
little or no gravity?
Experiment # 2: Heat Convection
The research that is being done in our group is Heat Convection. We are doing this experiment because our group wanted to try harder to get interesting and very exciting results. For different reasons, Heat Convection seemed very intriguing to my group and I, we infer that heat goes any direction in space due to no gravity.
- In the ground data, the top sensor was about 8 to 9 degrees warmer than the bottom sensor. The top sensor was about 10 to 13 degrees warmer than the other sensors. This shows heat rises on Earth.
- In the flight data, the top sensor was about 1 to 2 degrees warmer than the bottom sensor. However, the right sensor was warmer for the majority of the experiment. The back, left and front sensors were about 5 to 6 degrees cooler than the top sensor. This suggests that heat goes up and to the right in Space.