Research Papers

Some Radiator Design Criteria for Space Vehicles

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Joseph P. Callinan

College of Engineering, Loyola University of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

Willard P. Berggren

College of Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Conn.

J. Heat Transfer 81(3), 237-244 (Aug 01, 1959) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008193 History: Received January 28, 1959; Published August 01, 1959; Online February 19, 2019


Nonconvective radiators of single or double-active surface design are analyzed for surface temperature distribution; also for view factors in the case of fin-and-tube geometry. Methods and examples of maximizing heat rejection per unit weight are given.

Copyright © 1959 by ASME
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