Visible Radiation Transfer in a Black Ink Suspension

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T. R. Wagner, F. P. Incropera, W. G. Houf

Heat Transfer Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907

J. Heat Transfer 102(4), 709-714 (Nov 01, 1980) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3244377 History: Received November 08, 1979; Online October 20, 2009


Measurements of the directional and spatial distribution of the radiation intensity have been made for an irradiated India ink suspension, and the results have been used to determine radiation fluxes associated with the forward and backward directions. The inherent radiative properties of the ink have also been measured and used with appropriate theories (the discrete ordinate and three-flux methods) to predict the radiation field within the suspension. For the prescribed laboratory conditions, the radiation is concentrated within a cone of half angle θ ≈ 0.85 rad throughout the suspension, and for this region good agreement is obtained between the intensity measurements and predictions based on the discrete ordinate method. Good agreement is also obtained between radiation fluxes measured for the forward direction and predictions based on both the discrete ordinate and three-flux methods. Agreement between the predicted and measured intensities for θ ≳ 0.85 rad, as well as agreement between predicted and measured radiation fluxes for the backward direction, is less satisfactory. Differences are attributed to uncertainties in the radiation intensity and phase function measurements.

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