Heat transfer rates to simulated and freely suspended liquid droplets were measured in an atmospheric hot air tunnel. The experiments were limited to water, methanol, and heptane droplets in a Reynolds number range of 25 to 2000, and a mass transfer number range of 0.07 to 2.79. The present experimental data together with data by others can best be correlated by Nuf(1+Bf).7 = 2 + 0.57 ReM1/2 Prf1/3, where properties are evaluated at film conditions except for the density in the Reynolds number which is the free-stream density. Thus the data shows that at higher temperatures, evaporation reduces heat transfer rates directly by a factor of (1 + Bf).7. Indirectly, evaporation affects heat transfer rates through the changes in both the composition and temperature of the surrounding gaseous medium.

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