Radiative heat transfer is studied in a finite axisymmetrical cylindrical enclosure exposed to collimated radiation. The integral equations for radiative transfer are solved by the YIX method and the quadrature method for comparison. Integrated intensity and radiative heat flux are presented in homogeneous and nonhomogeneous scattering media exposed to both uniform and Gaussian distributions of normal collimated incident radiation. The effects of aspect ratio, different incident radiation, and anisotropic scattering phase function as well as nonhomogeneous property distribution are discussed. Ray effects appear in the YIX solution for the case of a nonhomogeneous step change in the extinction coefficient. In order to eliminate the ray effect, an adaptive angular quadrature scheme is described and applied.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Numerical Analysis
- Condensed Matter Physics