Radiative heat transfer in emitting-absorbing-scattering spherical media

Wai Cheung Timothy Tong, Pananjady S. Swathi

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Radiative heat transfer in spherical media that emit, absorb, and scatter radiation is analyzed. Linear anisotropic scattering is considered. The spherical harmonics method is used to solve the equation of transfer. The P-1, P-2, P-3, P-7, and P-11 solutions are presented and their accuracy is discussed. Numerical results presented include the radiant heat fluxes at the inner and outer walls of the spherical enclosure and the distribution of the blackbody emissive power in the medium. The effect of scattering on the transfer of radiant energy is illustrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-170
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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