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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Radiative Heat Transfer

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


This course offers a comprehensive treatment of Radiative heat transfer. The course starts with standard optics on Radiative transfer and radiant exchange between surfaces and introduces modern state-of-the-art topics including Radiative properties of gases and particles, P-Napproximation, the Monte Carlo method and the prediction of radiation transfer in absorbing,emitting, and scattering media.


Week 1  :  Fundamentals of Thermal Radiation, Introduction, Basic Laws of Thermal Radiation, Introduction to Radiative Properties, Radiative Properties of Opaque Surfaces
Week 2  :  View Factors, Evaluation Methods, Monte Carlo method
Week 3  :  Radiative Exchange between Black surfaces, Radiative Exchange between Gray,Diffuse, Surfaces, Radiative Exchange between Non-Ideal Surfaces
Week 4  :  Equation of Radiative Transfer for participating media
Week 5  :  Solution Methods: Plane-Parallel Slab, Approximate Methods, Method of spherical harmonics and Discrete Ordinate Method.
Week 6  :  Zone method and applications
Week 7  :  Radiative Properties of Participating Media: Gas Properties, particle Properties
Week 8  :  Spectral Models: Wide band model, Narrow-band models, k-distribution models

Taught by

Prof. Ankit Bansal

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