Radiative Transfer in Dispersed Media

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R. Viskanta

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN 47907

M. P. Mengüç

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506

Appl. Mech. Rev 42(9), 241-259 (Sep 01, 1989) (19 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3152430 History: Online June 03, 2009


In this paper the continuum and noncontinuum (discrete) theories for radiative properties and radiative transfer models in dispersed particulate, porous and cellular media capable of absorbing, emitting, and scattering thermal radiation are reviewed. The governing equations for the radiative transfer are presented. Different models for the radiative properties of dispersed media are discussed. The methods for solving the inverse radiation problems to determine the spectral and total properties of homogeneous and nonhomogeneous radiatively participating dispersed media and other relevant parameters are also reviewed.

Copyright © 1989 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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