Three-dimensional transient radiative transfer modeling using the finite-volume method

John C. Chai, P. F. Hsu, Y. C. Lam

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This article presents a finite-volume method to calculate transient radiative transfer in a three-dimensional enclosure. The fully implicit scheme is used to discretize the transient term. The step and CLAM spatial differencing schemes are used in this study. The procedure is validated using available published results. The ability of the present formulation in modeling an absorbing, emitting and isotropically scattering medium is examined using heat fluxes and incident radiation. Ray effect and false scattering are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-313
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number3
Early online date18 Sep 2003
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


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