Radiative heat transfer in porous media with spatially-dependent heat generation

Wai Cheung Timothy Tong, W. Q. Lin, R. E. Peck

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We report an investigation of radiative heat transfer in porous radiant burners. The combustion was modeled as a spatially-dependent heat generation. Using the spherical harmonics to solve the equation of transfer, we have obtained the P-11 solution for the net radiative heat flux. Results presented illustrate the radiant output as a function of the position of the combustion zone, the optical thickness and the type of scattering of the porous layer, and the amount of reflection from the distribution chamber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-637
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering


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