Markov Analysis of Radiative Transfer in Specular Enclosures

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R. L. Billings, J. W. Barnes, J. R. Howell, O. E. Slotboom

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

J. Heat Transfer 113(2), 429-436 (May 01, 1991) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2910579 History: Received March 12, 1990; Revised August 13, 1990; Online May 23, 2008


This paper is directed at the use of Markov chains in the modeling of radiative heat transfer in specular enclosures containing nonparticipating gases. Following a brief review of previous literature in that area of investigation, a two-parameter state definition is given. The analysis of general infinitely long enclosures using that definition is then discussed, and the paper concludes with a report of selected implementation results.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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