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Modelling radiative heat transfer

Objective

To develop and validate software to study the behaviour of radiative enclosures, in particular those involving infra-red gas emitters in drying processes.

Radiative heat transfer is becoming increasingly important in a number of processes as the change is made from low efficiency heating to those involving radiation, for example infra-red treatments.

There are to be tackled, involving surfaces non-participating media, surfaces in absorbing media and those in scattering media. Different methods were compared, e.g. the zone method and the ray-tracing method. Validation was performed with the aid of data collected from an infra-red gas-emitter used in paper drying.

Surveys were carried out to ensure that the model is adapted to the most frequently occuring industrial situations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
Address
Rue Claude Daunesse, Les Lucioles
06904 Sophia Antipolis
France

Participants (5)

British Gas plc
United Kingdom
Address
Midlands Research Station Wharf Lane
B91 2JW Solihull
Gaz de France (GDF)
France
Address
361 Avenue Du Président Wilson
93211 La-plaine-saint-denis
Instituto Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologia Industrial
Portugal
Address
Azinh.dos Lamei.á Estr.do Paço Lumiar
1699 Lisboa
Laboratoire National d'Essais
France
Address
5 Avenue Enrico Fermi
78190 Trappes
Technische Universiteit Delft
Netherlands
Address
1,Lorentzweg 1
2600 GA Delft