Transient radiative transfer in a scattering slab with variable refractive index and diffuse substrate

Jia Ming Wang, Chih Yang Wu

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Abstract

In this work, we applied the discrete ordinates method (DOM) with a first-order spatial scheme and adapted a modified DOM (MDOM) to solve transient radiative transfer in a refractive, absorbing and scattering slab suddenly exposed to a diffuse strong irradiation at one of its boundaries. The other boundary is diffusely reflecting. From the comparison of the results obtained by the first-order DOM, the MDOM and the Monte Carlo method, it can be seen that the results obtained by the three methods are in excellent agreement as the time is long enough. Besides, the solutions of optically thin and moderate cases obtained by the first-order DOM include some early transmitted radiation due to numerical diffusion and those obtained by the MDOM do not show numerical diffusion in the beginning of a transient process. The reason is that the MDOM solves exactly the reduced incident intensity which dominates radiative transfer in the beginning of a transient process. The time-resolved hemispherical reflectance and transmittance of the slab are obtained for various linearly varying refractive indices, optical thicknesses, scattering albedos and substrate reflectivities. Effects of those parameters are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3799-3806
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume53
Issue number19-20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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