, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 1127-1138

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Solution to radiative transfer equation in a 3-D rectangular enclosure due to discontinuous heat flow divergence

  • C. AghanajafiAffiliated withDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology
  • , A. AbjadpourAffiliated withDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology Email author 

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In this paper a new model and computer code is presented by considering singular and discontinuous heat flow divergence. A hybrid model including Smith’s WSGG model and Coppale and Vervish’s model is used for calculating gas radiative properties. Energy equation is solved simultaneously to reach temperature field which specify gas radiative properties. S 8 order of discrete ordinate method is used to solve RTE. It is assumed that walls of enclosure are gray, diffuse and opaque with specified temperature. Boundary conditions are corrected in each iteration that change temperature field.


Radiation Discrete ordinate method Gray gas Discontinuous heat flow divergence