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The third edition of Radiative Heat Transfer describes 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 of Radiative Heat Transfer offers 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.
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A practical comprehensive reference useful in industry and research for scientists, engineers, and graduate students working in the field of heat transfer and thermal radiation.

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of Thermal Radiation2. Radiative Property Predictions from Electromagnetic Wave Theory3. Radiative Properties of Real Surfaces4. View Factors5. Radiative Exchange Between Gray, Diffuse Surfaces6. Radiative Exchange Between Partially-Specular Gray Surfaces7. Radiative Exchange Between Nonideal Surfaces8. Surface Radiative Exchange in the Presence of Conduction and Convection9. The Equation of Radiative Transfer in Participating Media10. Radiative Properties of Molecular Gases11. Radiative Properties of Particulate Media12. Radiative Properties of Semitransparent Media13. Exact Solutions for One-Dimensional Gray Media14. Approximate Solution Methods for One-Dimensional Media15. The Method of Spherical Harmonics (PN-Approximation)16. The Method of Discrete Ordinates (SN-Approximation)17. The Zonal Method18. The Treatment of Collimated Irradiation19. The Treatment of Nongray Extinction Coefficients20. The Monte Carlo Method for Thermal Radiation21. Radiation Combined with Conduction and Convection22. Inverse Radiative Heat TransferA. Constants and Conversion FactorsB. Tables for Radiative Properties of Opaque SurfacesC. Blackbody Emissive Power TableD. View Factor CatalogueE. Exponential Integral FunctionsF. Computer CodesAuthor IndexSubject Index


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Shaffer and George Professor of Engineering School of Engineering University of California, Merced


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."

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