Two-flux method for radiation heat transfer in anisotropic gas-particles media

Abstract : Two-flux method can be used, as a simplification for the radiative heat transfer, to predict heat flux in a slab consisting of gas and particles. In the original two-flux method (Schuster, 1905 and Schwarzschild, 1906), the radiation field was assumed to be isotropic. But for gas-particles mixture in combustion environments, the scatterings of particles are usually anisotropic, and the original two-flux method gives critical errors when ignoring this anisotropy. In the present paper, a multilayer four-flux model developed by Roze et al. (2001) is extended to calculate the radiation heat flux in a slab containing participating particles and gas mixture. The analytic resolution of the radiative transfer equation in the framework of a two-flux approach is presented. The average crossing parameter epsilon and the forward scattering ratio zeta are defined to describe the anisotropy of the radiative field. To validate the model, the radiation transfer in a slab has been computed. Comparisons with the exact analytical result of Modest (1993) and the original two-flux model show the exactness and the improvement. The emissivity of a slab containing flyash/CO2/H2O mixture is obtained using the new model. The result is identical with that of Goodwin (1989).
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F. Wang, K. Ren, Thierry Girasole, Annie Garo, Gérard Gréhan, et al.. Two-flux method for radiation heat transfer in anisotropic gas-particles media. Science in China Series E-Engineering & Materials Science, 2004, 47 (6), pp.625-640. ⟨10.1360/03ye0314⟩. ⟨hal-00638365⟩



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