A New Semianalytical Algorithm for Calculating Diffuse Plane View Factors

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A. Mavroulakis, A. Trombe

Laboratoire D’Etudes Thermiques et Mécaniques, Département de GénicCivil, Complexe Scientifique de Rangueil, 31077, Toulouse cedex, France

J. Heat Transfer 120(1), 279-281 (Feb 01, 1998) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2830054 History: Received July 26, 1996; Revised October 13, 1997; Online January 07, 2008


A new semianalytical algorithm for calculating diffuse plane view factors which is based on an extension of Nusselt’s sphere method is presented. For simple cases of view factor calculations where exact solutions exist, the accuracy of the algorithm is tested and compared with the accuracy of others.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Algorithms
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