Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

A Unified Matrix Formulation for the Zone Method, A Stochastic Approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1985

Abstract

A new approach based on the Markov chain theory is utilized to derive three explicit matrix relations for the total exchange areas of the zone method. These relations are identical to those published earlier. The same method is used to derive a single explicit matrix relation for the total exchange areas. This expression is so general that it covers the same function as the aforementioned relations.

Publication Title

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

245

Last Page

251