Three-dimensional radiative transfer in anisotropic, and nongray media

Zhixiong Guo, Shigenao Maruyama

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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, bench mark 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 model and wide band model is discussed. The effects of gas model, particle density and anisotropic scattering are scrutinized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-108
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
Issue number0
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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