Use of Wavelets for Analyzing Transient Radiative Heat Transfer in an Inhomogeneous Medium

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Oguzhan Guven, Yildiz Bayazitoglu

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, 6100 South Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005

J. Heat Transfer 126(4), 648-651 (Feb 27, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1773193 History: Received January 30, 2003; Revised February 27, 2004
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Grahic Jump Location
Comparison of the transmittance distributions of homogeneous medium and inhomogeneous media C, E, F and G at time t=93 ps. Optical parameters of inhomogeneties are σ1=1 mm−11=0.01 mm−1.
Grahic Jump Location
Comparison of transmittance distributions over the top wall at time t=93 ps for inhomogeneties with different sizes (A,B,C,D). Optical parameters of inhomogeneties are σ1=1 mm−11=0.01 mm−1.
Grahic Jump Location
Comparison of logarithmically varied temporal transmittance results of the homogeneous medium (σ=1 mm−1 , κ=0.01 mm−1 ), (a) inhomogeneous media A, B, C, D and (b) inhomogeneous media C, E, F, G
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Sketch of the two dimensional system



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