Radiative heat transfer in isothermal spherical media

Weiming Li, Wai Cheung Timothy Tong

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Radiative heat transfer in emitting, absorbing, and scattering spherical media is analyzed. The medium is assumed to be gray, isothermal, and linear-anisotropically scattering. The medium is confined in the space between two gray concentric spheres, which diffusely emit, and specularly and diffusely reflect radiation. Approximate solutions of the equation of radiative transfer are obtained using the spherical harmonics method. Results presented include the irradiance and the net radiative heat flux. The effects of the different governing parameters and the particular type of boundary reflections are examined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-251
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy


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