The Effect of Anisotropic Scattering on Radiant Transport

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L. B. Evans

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

C. M. Chu

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

S. W. Churchill

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

J. Heat Transfer 87(3), 381-387 (Aug 01, 1965) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3689120 History: Received September 11, 1964


Numerical values are presented for the reflection and transmission of radiation falling obliquely on finite slabs of absorbing and anisotropically scattering material. The angular distribution for single scattering was represented by a finite series of Legendre polynomials. The method of Chandrasekhar was used to reduce the representation of radiant transport from an integrodifferential equation to a set of integral equations. This set of equations was solved reiteratively on a digital computer. Previous solutions have been limited to isotropic and Rayleigh scattering or infinite media. The results for different phase functions for single scattering can be interpreted reasonably well in terms of only the forward-scattered fraction.

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