Thermal Radiation in Participating Media: The Past, the Present, and Some Possible Futures

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J. R. Howell

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712

J. Heat Transfer 110(4b), 1220-1229 (Nov 01, 1988) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3250622 History: Received February 04, 1988; Online October 20, 2009


A review of major events in the development of the engineering treatment of radiative transfer in participating media is presented. This review is followed by a discussion of the major analytical methods presently used for this class of problems, along with their strengths and limitations. Some comments are added concerning important areas of research that remain to be completely treated, and some areas of potential future application.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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