Heat transfer characteristics of porous radiant burners

Wai Cheung Timothy Tong, S. B. Sathe

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This paper reports a numerical study of the heat transfer characteristics of porous radiant burners, which have significant advantages over conventional burners. The heat transfer characteristics are investigated using a one-dimensional conduction, convection and radiation model. The combustion phenomenon is modeled as spatially dependent heat generation. It is revealed that for maximizing the radiant output from the burner, large optical thicknesses and high heat transfer coefficients between the solid and gas phases are desirable. Also, low solid thermal conductivities, scattering albedos and flow velocities, and high inlet environment reflectivities produced high radiant output.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Issue numberPT3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventCollected Papers in Heat Transfer: Winter Annuual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 27 Nov 19882 Dec 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering


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