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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.

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ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
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Rue Claude Daunesse, Les Lucioles
06904 Sophia Antipolis
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Participants (5)

British Gas plc
United Kingdom
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Midlands Research Station Wharf Lane
B91 2JW Solihull

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Gaz de France (GDF)
France
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361 Avenue Du Président Wilson
93211 La-plaine-saint-denis

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Instituto Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologia Industrial
Portugal
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Azinh.dos Lamei.á Estr.do Paço Lumiar
1699 Lisboa

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Laboratoire National d'Essais
France
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5 Avenue Enrico Fermi
78190 Trappes

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Technische Universiteit Delft
Netherlands
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1,lorentzweg 1
2600 GA Delft

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