Radiation heat transfer of arbitrary three-dimensional absorbing, emitting and scattering media and specular and diffuse surfaces

S. Maruyama, T. Aihara

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Abstract

Analysis of radiation heat transfer using the Radiation Element Method by Ray Emission Model, REM2, is described. The REM2 is a generalized numerical method for calculating radiation heat transfer between absorbing, emitting and scattering media and specular surfaces with arbitrary three-dimensional configurations. The ray emission model for various radiation elements is expressed by polyhedrons and polygons. Arbitrary thermal conditions can be specified for each radiation element, and generalized radiation transfer can be achieved for both of surface and volume elements by introducing a new definition of view factors. The accuracy of the present method is verified using simple configurations. A cubic participating medium with a spherical cavity covered with specular and diffuse surfaces is analyzed as an example of an arbitrary configuration. The temperature distribution shows good accuracy with a small number (45) of rays emitted from each element compared with the Monte Carlo method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Volume119
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Feb

Keywords

  • Furnaces & Combustors
  • Numerical methods
  • Radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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