Radiative heat exchange between surfaces with specular reflection

E. R.G. Eckert, E. M. Sparrow

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A method has been developed for calculating the radiant interchange in an enclosure containing specularly reflecting surfaces. Consideration is given to systems composed of two specular surfaces and an unrestricted number of black surfaces. The method is illustrated by numerical examples and comparisons are made with the heat transfer results for diffusely reflecting surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-54
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 1961

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The support of the researchb y the National Science Foundation under grant G10177i s gratefully acknowledged.


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