Explore the Radiative Exchange between Surfaces Further expanding on the changes made to the fifth edition, Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, 6th Edition continues to highlight the relevance of thermal radiative transfer and focus on concepts that develop the radiative transfer equation (RTE). The book explains the fundamentals of radiative transfer, introduces the energy and radiative transfer equations, covers a variety of approaches used to gauge radiative heat exchange between different surfaces and structures, and provides solution techniques for solving the RTE. What's New in the Sixth Edition This revised version updates information on properties of surfaces and of absorbing/emitting/scattering materials, radiative transfer among surfaces, and radiative transfer in participating media. It also enhances the chapter on near-field effects, addresses new applications that include enhanced solar cell performance and self-regulating surfaces for thermal control, and updates references. Comprised of 17 chapters, this text: * Discusses the fundamental RTE and its simplified forms for different medium properties * Presents an intuitive relationship between the RTE formulations and the configuration factor analyses * Explores the historical development and the radiative behavior of a blackbody * Defines the radiative properties of solid opaque surfaces * Provides a detailed analysis and solution procedure for radiation exchange analysis * Contains methods for determining the radiative flux divergence (the radiative source term in the energy equation) Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, 6th Edition explores methods for solving the RTE to determine the local spectral intensity, radiative flux, and flux gradient. This book enables you to assess and calculate the exchange of energy between objects that determine radiative transfer at different energy levels.
John R. Howell received his academic degrees from Case Western Reserve University (Case Institute of Technology), Cleveland, Ohio. He began his engineering career as a researcher at NASA Lewis (Glenn) Research Center (1961-1968) and then took academic positions at the University of Houston (1978-1988) and the University of Texas at Austin, where he remained until retirement in 2012. He is presently Ernest Cockrell, Jr., Memorial Chair emeritus at The University of Texas. Howell pioneered the use of the Monte Carlo method for the analysis of radiative heat transfer in complex systems that contain absorbing, emitting, and scattering media. Robert Siegel received his ScD in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1953. For two years he worked at General Electric Company in the Heat Transfer Consulting Office and on analyzing the heat transfer characteristics of the Seawolf submarine nuclear reactor. He joined NASA in 1955 and was a senior research scientist at the Lewis/Glenn Research Center until he retired in 1999. He was an associate editor for the Journal of Heat Transfer and the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. He has written numerous papers, and given graduate heat transfer courses as an adjunct professor at three universities. M. Pinar Menguc completed his BSc and MS in mechanical engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1985. He joined the University of Kentucky in 1985 and was promoted to associate and full professor in 1988 and 1993, respectively. In 2008, he became an Engineering Alumni Association professor .. In 2011 he joined Ozyegin University in Istanbul as the founding head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and founding director of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Economy (CEEE).
John R. Howell, M. Pinar Menguc, Robert Siegel
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