Radiative transfer in two-dimensional cylindrical media with internal heat generation

Stefan Thynell

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Steady-state radiative transfer in absorbing, emitting, isotropically scattering, two-dimensional cylindrical media containing heat generating constituents is analyzed. The diffusely-emitting and diffusely-reflecting boundary surfaces are maintained at prescribed temperatures. The analysis is based using a previously developed integral form of the equation of radiative transfer, and polynomial expansions for the unknown dependent variables. A system of linear algebraic equations for the unknown expansion coefficients is generated by the application of a collocation method. The effects of the optical dimensions and surface properties, and single scattering albedo on the distribution of incident radiation and temperature are investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering


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