An Approximate Method for Multidimensional Problems of Radiative Energy Transfer in an Absorbing and Emitting Media

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L. R. Glicksman

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

J. Heat Transfer 91(4), 502-510 (Nov 01, 1969) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3580234 History: Received April 03, 1969; Online August 25, 2011


A new approximate method for dealing with radiant energy transfer in an absorbing and emitting media is presented. The approximate equations reduce to the correct optically thin and thick limits for multidimensional problems. The technique is used to predict the heat transfer between plane parallel plates and between concentric cylinders for a gray medium in radiation equilibrium. The results are in excellent agreement with previously published numerical solutions for all values of the optical thickness.

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