0
RESEARCH PAPERS

Design of a Specular Aspheric Surface to Uniformly Radiate a Flat Surface using a Nonuniform Collimated Radiation Source

[+] Author and Article Information
T. E. Horton, J. H. McDermit

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi, University, Miss.

J. Heat Transfer 94(4), 453-458 (Nov 01, 1972) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3449967 History: Received April 12, 1971; Online August 11, 2010

Abstract

When uniform radiative heating is desired on a surface the radiative heating system normally suffers from either (1) low efficiency or (2) the heating not being as uniform as desired. Using an axisymmetric collimated but nonuniform source of radiation and a properly designed specular surface, uniform heating can be obtained at 100 percent efficiency. The differential equation which describes such a surface is derived. The derivation is facilitated by the use of a vectorial ray-trace formulation. The differential equation has been solved and results are presented for the case of an axisymmetric nonuniform collimated source uniformly heating a flat surface.

Copyright © 1972 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In