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RESEARCH PAPERS: Radiative Transfer

Investigation of Radiative Transfer in Nongray Gases Using a Narrow Band Model and Monte Carlo Simulation

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J. Liu, S. N. Tiwari

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0247

J. Heat Transfer 116(1), 160-166 (Feb 01, 1994) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2910850 History: Received December 01, 1992; Revised June 01, 1993; Online May 23, 2008

Abstract

The Monte Carlo method (MCM) is applied to analyze radiative heat transfer in nongray gases. The nongray model employed is based on the statistical narrow band model with an exponential-tailed inverse intensity distribution. The amount and transfer of the emitted radiative energy in a finite volume element within a medium are considered in an exact manner. The spectral correlation between transmittances of two different segments of the same path in a medium makes the statistical relationship different from the conventional relationship that only provides the noncorrelated results for nongray analysis. Two features of the MCM that are different from other nongray numerical methods are discussed. The simplicity of the MCM is demonstrated by considering the case of radiative transfer between two reflecting walls. The results for the radiative dissipation distributions and the net radiative wall heat fluxes are obtained for uniform, parabolic, and boundary layer type temperature profiles, as well as for a parabolic concentration profile. They are compared with available results of other methods. Good agreements are found for all the cases considered.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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