Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

A Formulation for Radiative View Factors from Spheres to a Class of Axisymmetric Bodies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1980

Abstract

A simpler formulation is developed for radiative view factor from a sphere to a class of axisymmetric bodies. This new formulation is semi-analytical in nature and only requires a single numerical integration at most. The present solutions for the configurations of sphere-cone and sphere-spherical cap systems are found to agree well with those published earlier using quadrupole integration. With the present technique, the view factors are also obtained for several important geometries for which no solutions have previously appeared in the open literature. Bibtex entry for this abstract Preferred format for this abstract (see Preferences) Find Similar Abstracts: Use: Authors Title Keywords (in text query field) Abstract Text Return: Query Results Return items starting with number Query Form Database: Astronomy Physics arXiv e-prints.

Publication Title

Journal of Heat Transfer

Volume

104

Issue

1