Prediction of radiative heat transfer in industrial equipment using the radiation element method

Zhixiong Guo, Shigenao Maruyama

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


The radiation element method by ray emission method, REM2, has been formulated to predict radiative heat transfer in three-dimensional arbitrary participating media with nongray and anisotropically scattering properties surrounded by opaque surfaces. To validate the method, benchmark comparisons were conducted against the existing several radiation methods in a rectangular three-dimensional media composed of a gas mixture of carbon dioxide and nitrogen and suspended carbon particles. Good agreements between the present method and the Monte Carlo method were found with several particle density variations, in which participating media of optical thin, medium, and thick were included. As a numerical example, the present method is applied to predict radiative heat transfer in a boiler model with nonisothermal combustion gas and carbon particles and diffuse surface wall. Elsasser narrow-band model as well as exponential wide-band model is adopted to consider the spectral character of CO2 and H2O gases. The distributions of heat flux and heat flux divergence in the boiler furnace are obtained. The difference of results between narrow-band and wide-band models is discussed. The effects of gas model, particle density, and anisotropic scattering are scrutinized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-536
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Prediction of radiative heat transfer in industrial equipment using the radiation element method'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this