Radiative Heat Transfer by Michael F. Modest

Radiative Heat Transfer

byMichael F. ModestEditorMichael F. Modest

Hardcover | February 1, 2013

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The third edition ofRadiative Heat Transferdescribes the basic physics of radiation heat transfer. The book provides models, methodologies, and calculations essential in solving research problems in a variety of industries, including solar and nuclear energy, nanotechnology, biomedical, and environmental.

Every chapter ofRadiative Heat Transferoffers uncluttered nomenclature, numerous worked examples, and a large number of problems many based on real world situations making it ideal for classroom use as well as for self-study. The book's 24 chapters cover the four major areas in the field: surface properties; surface transport; properties of participating media; and transfer through participating media. Within each chapter, all analytical methods are developed in substantial detail, and a number of examples show how the developed relations may be applied to practical problems.

  • Extensive solution manual for adopting instructors
  • Most complete text in the field of radiative heat transfer
  • Many worked examples and end-of-chapter problems
  • Large number of computer codes (in Fortran and C++), ranging from basic problem solving aids to sophisticated research tools
  • Covers experimental methods

About The Author

Shaffer and George Professor of EngineeringSchool of EngineeringUniversity of California, Merced

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Title:Radiative Heat TransferFormat:HardcoverDimensions:904 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123869447

ISBN - 13:9780123869449

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Table of Contents

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 Partially-Specular Gray Surfaces
7. Radiative Exchange Between Nonideal Surfaces
8. Surface Radiative Exchange in the Presence of Conduction and Convection
9. The Equation of Radiative Transfer in Participating Media
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. The Treatment of Collimated Irradiation
19. The Treatment of Nongray Extinction Coefficients
20. The Monte Carlo Method for Thermal Radiation
21. Radiation Combined with Conduction and Convection
22. Inverse Radiative Heat Transfer
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
Author Index
Subject Index

Editorial Reviews

Jennifer X. Wen, Kingston University, UK:"This book can simply be summed up as the 'bible' for thermal radiation and its calculation methods.""I expect to see it on the bookshelf of every university and major research laboratory.""Because of the level of details the book has gone into in each specific topic, this book will be especially suitable for occasions where students are expected to read extensively outside the classroom as part of the syllabus."Andrei Fedorov, Georgia Tech:"The book is up-to-date and provides excellent coverage.""Excellent writing style with nice historical highlights. The most important asset of the book is its clear and consistent notation used throughout the manuscript. It is probably the most comprehensive treatment of the topic that is currently in existence. It has up-to-date bibliography and very sound treatment of electromagnetism foundation of thermal radiation." Peter Wong, Tufts University:"Modest has compiled together a comprehensive and detailed understanding in thermal radiative heat transfer for graduate students and practicing engineers."Yildiz Bayazitoglu, Rice University:"Very much up to date and has a good selection of topics.""Comprehensive, detailed, but simplified.""The author presented the radiative heat transfer and its interactions with other modes of heat transfer in a coherent and integrated manner emphasizing the fundamentals...The book is directed towards the graduate level students as well as towards the scientists and engineers already engaged in subject matter."