Radiative Heat Transfer, Fourth Edition is a fully updated, revised and practical reference on the basic physics and computational tools scientists and researchers use to solve problems in the broad field of radiative heat transfer. This book is acknowledged as the core reference in the field, providing models, methodologies and calculations essential to solving research problems. It is applicable to a variety of industries, including nuclear, solar and combustion energy, aerospace, chemical and materials processing, as well as environmental, biomedical and nanotechnology fields.
Contemporary examples and problems surrounding sustainable energy, materials and process engineering are an essential addition to this edition.
Michael F. Modest received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Merced. His research interests include all aspects of radiative heat transfer; in particular heat transfer in combustion systems, heat transfer in hypersonic plasmas, and laser processing of materials. For several years, he taught at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Southern California, followed by 23 years as a Professor of mechanical engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Modest is a recipient of the Heat Transfer Memorial award, the Humboldt Research award, and the AIAA Thermophysics award, among many others. He is an honorary member of the ASME, and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.
1. Fundamentals of Thermal Radiation 2. Radiative Property Predictions from Electromagnetic Wave Theory 3. Radiative Properties of Real Surfaces 4. View Factors 5. Radiative Exchange Between Gray, Diffuse Surfaces 6. Radiative Exchange Between Nondiffuse and Nongray Surfaces 7. The Monte Carlo Method for Surface Exchange 8. Surface Radiative Exchange in the Presence of Conduction and Convection 9. The Radiative Transfer Equation in Participating Media (RTE) 10. Radiative Properties of Molecular Gases 11. Radiative Properties of Particulate Media 12. Radiative Properties of Semitransparent Media 13. Exact Solutions for One-Dimensional Gray Media 14. Approximate Solution Methods for One-Dimensional Media 15. The Method of Spherical Harmonics (PN-Approximation) 16. The Method of Discrete Ordinates (SN-Approximation) 17. The Zonal Method 18. Collimated Irradiation and Transient Phenomena 19. Solution Methods for Nongray Extinction Coefficients 20. The Monte Carlo Method for Participating Media 21. Radiation Combined with Conduction and Convection 22. Radiation in Chemically Reacting Systems 23. Inverse Radiative Heat Transfer 24. Nanoscale Radiative Transfer
Appendix A. Constants and Conversion Factors B. Tables for Radiative Properties of Opaque Surfaces C. Blackbody Emissive Power Table D. View Factor Catalogue E. Exponential Integral Functions F. Computer Codes