Problem 2805. Radiation Heat Transfer — View Factors (1)

Created by goc3 in Community

View factors (aka configuration factors) are utilized in some radiation heat transfer models to estimate heat transfer rates between surfaces. In particular, the thermal energy leaving a given surface is applied to other surfaces, as appropriate, based on how much the hot surface "sees" the other surfaces. As such, view factors are purely geometrical in nature. A range of view factor formulae are available here.

For this problem, calculate the view factor from surface 1 to surface 2 (F_1-2) for two directly opposed, infinitely long plates of the same finite width given the height, which may be a vector of values:

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Last solution submitted on Jan 24, 2019

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