Radiation Heat Transfer of Arbitrary Axisymmetric Bodies with Specular and Diffuse Surfaces

Shigenao Maruyama, Toshio Aihara

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A numerical method for predicting radiation heat transfer from axisymmetric bodies composed of numerous arbitrary ring elements is presented. Each ring element has the combined characteristics of specular and diffuse surfaces. The accuracy of the method is checked using a simple configuration, and good agreement between the present numerical and analytical solutions is obtained. The effect of specular reflectivity is investigated using the simple configuration. As a numerical example, radiation heat transfer of the Czochralski crystal growth furnace is investigated. The present radiation transfer method is combined with the finite element package, ABAQUS for conduction analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3202-3209
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B
Issue number566
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Axisymmetric Arbitrary Bodies
  • Crystal Growth
  • Czochralski Method
  • Heat Transfer Control
  • Specular and Diffuse Surfaces
  • Thermal Radiation
  • View Factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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