Radiative Heat Transfer, Third Edition

  • 19h 21m
  • Michael F. Modest
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2013

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.

  • 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

Michael F. Modest was born in Berlin and spent the first 25 years of his life in Germany. After receiving his Dipl.-Ing. degree from the Technical University in Munich, he came to the United States, and in 1972 obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was first introduced to theory and experiment in thermal radiation. Since then, he has carried out many research projects in all areas of radiative heat transfer (measurement of surface, liquid, and gas properties; theoretical modeling for surface transport and within participating media). Since many laser beams are a form of thermal radiation, his work also encompasses the heat transfer aspects in the field of laser processing of materials.

For several years he has taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Southern California, and for 24 years was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Today Dr. Modest is the Shaffer and George Professor of Engineering at the University of California, Merced, the 10th campus of the University of California system, and the first newly established research university of the 21st century. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

In this Book

  • List of Symbols
  • Fundamentals of Thermal Radiation
  • Radiative Property Predictions from Electromagnetic Wave Theory
  • Radiative Properties of Real Surfaces
  • View Factors
  • Radiative Exchange between Gray, Diffuse Surfaces
  • Radiative Exchange between Partially Specular Gray Surfaces
  • Radiative Exchange between Nonideal Surfaces
  • The Monte Carlo Method for Surface Exchange
  • Surface Radiative Exchange in the Presence of Conduction and Convection
  • The Radiative Transfer Equation in Participating Media (RTE)
  • Radiative Properties of Molecular Gases
  • Radiative Properties of Particulate Media
  • Radiative Properties of Semitransparent Media
  • Exact Solutions for One-Dimensional Gray Media
  • Approximate Solution Methods for One-Dimensional Media
  • The Method of Spherical Harmonics (PN-Approximation)
  • The Method of Discrete Ordinates (SN-Approximation)
  • The Zonal Method
  • Collimated Irradiation and Transient Phenomena
  • Solution Methods for Nongray Extinction Coefficients
  • The Monte Carlo Method for Participating Media
  • Radiation Combined with Conduction and Convection
  • Inverse Radiative Heat Transfer
  • Nanoscale Radiative Transfer