A Prelude to the Fundamentals and Applications of Radiation Transfer

  • M. Pinar MengüçEmail author
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Radiation transfer is one of the three pillars of heat transfer processes, along with conduction and convection. It is essential for any high-temperature industrial process taking place in combustion chambers, flames and fires, manufacturing processes, energy harvesting systems, atmospheric processes, large-scale and local thermal management problems, as well as in high-resolution thermal sensing and control applications. This chapter provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of radiation transfer, including the Planck law, Wien law, radiative intensity, solid angle, and radiative transfer equation. It is a prelude to the eight related chapters in this handbook, and provides an overview that leads to detailed discussion of the radiative transfer equation and its solution, the radiative properties of particles and gases, applications in combustion chambers, inverse problems, near-field radiation transfer, and advances in surface optical and radiative properties.


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  1. 1.Cekmeköy Campus, Özyegin UniversityÇekmeköy - IstanbulTurkey

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  • Pinar Mengüç
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  1. 1.Cekmeköy CampusÖzyegin UniversityÇekmeköy - IstanbulTurkey

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