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TECHNICAL NOTES

Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiative Heat Transfer in Coarse Fibrous Media

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Eugen Nisipeanu

Fluent, Inc., Evanston, IL

Peter D. Jones

Mechanical Engineering Department, Auburn University, AL 36849

J. Heat Transfer 125(4), 748-752 (Jul 17, 2003) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1571092 History: Received January 24, 2002; Revised February 13, 2003; Online July 17, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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References

Nisipeanu,  E., and Jones,  P. D., 2000, “Comparison of Monte Carlo Surface Exchange With Radiative Continuum Results in Large Particle Dispersions,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 122, pp. 503–508.
Chan,  C. K., and Tien,  C. L., 1974, “Radiative Transfer with Dependent Scattering by Particles: Part 1—Theoretical Investigation,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 96, pp. 52–58.
Modest, M. F., 1993, Radiative Heat Transfer, McGraw-Hill.
Nisipeanu, E., 1998, Limits on the Continuum Assumption for Radiative Transfer Through Particulate Media, Ph.D. thesis, Auburn University.
Tong,  T. W., Yang,  Q. S., and Tien,  C. L., 1983, “Radiative Heat Transfer in Fibrous Insulations—Part II: Experimental Study,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 105, pp. 76–81.
Hsieh,  C. K., and Su,  K. C., 1979, “Thermal Radiative Properties of Glass from 0.32 to 206 μm,” Sol. Energy, 22, pp. 37–43.

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Generation of randomly oriented cylindrical fibers
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Three dimensional view of a fibrous medium
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Comparison between Monte Carlo solutions for continuous media with various fiber orientations, and the experimental data of Tong et al. (1983)
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Comparison of Monte Carlo solutions for fibers modeled as infinitely long, randomly oriented cylinders, and suspended spheres

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