Effect of linear-anisotropic scattering on spectral emission from cylindrical plumes

S. T. Thynell

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The corresponding integral form of the equation of radiative transfer in absorbing, emitting, linear-anisotropic scattering media is used to compute the spectral hemispherical and the spectral plume emissivities of a one-dimensional cylinder. The solution is based on using power series representations of the temperature and incident radiation profiles. The expansion coefficients for the temperature are assumed known, whereas the expansion coefficients for the incident radiation are solved for by the application of a collocation strategy based on the zeros of the Chebyshev polynomials. The method of solution is employed to study primarily the interaction between an absorbing/emitting gas phase and an absorbing/emitting/scattering particle phase. The numerical results indicate that the plume emissivity is enhanced by as much as 20% by the presence of purely scattering particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of thermophysics and heat transfer
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Space and Planetary Science


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