A Simpler Formulation for Radiative View Factors From Spheres to a Class of Axisymmetric Bodies

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B. T. F. Chung, M. H. N. Naraghi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325

J. Heat Transfer 104(1), 201-204 (Feb 01, 1982) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3245054 History: Received August 18, 1981; Online October 20, 2009


A simpler formulation is developed for radiative view factor from a sphere to a class of axisymmetric bodies. The new formulation is semianalytical in nature and only requires a single numerical integration at most.

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