Journal of engineering physics

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 1102–1114 | Cite as

Models of radiative transfer in furnaces

  • H. C. Hottel
  • A. F. Sarofim
Article

Abstract

Absolute rigor in the treatment of radiative transfer in furnaces is probably an unattainable goal. The engineer's problem is to choose an idealization — a mathematical model — which is consistent with the accuracy desired and/or the time available for the design. The latitude of choice is in continuous process of being widened, the objectives being the inclusion of more complete allowance for reality and — sometimes only, alas — a simplification of method. To illustrate some of the principles of radiative transfer as well as the range of models becoming available, a single furnace cross section, more or less typical, will be chosen for application of several models.

Keywords

Furnace Mathematical Model Statistical Physic Radiative Transfer Continuous Process 

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Literature cited

  1. 1.
    M. C. Hottel and A. F. Sarofim, Radiative Transfer, McGraw-Hill, New York (1967).Google Scholar
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© Consultants Bureau 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Hottel
    • 1
  • A. F. Sarofim
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA

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