Finite-element view-factor computations for radiant energy exchanges

Tariq Muneer, Stoynka Ivanova, Yash Satish Kotak, Mehreen Gul

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Radiation heat transfer has very many applications within the building services sector. CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Guide A provides the physics background and the relevant mathematical functions for radiant energy exchanges between surfaces of different configurations in chapters 2 and 5. The aim of this article is to present procedures for inter-surface radiant energy exchange that range from the most simple (macro-) to most general formulations that are based on a micromesh, finite-element approach. The justification for such detailed procedures and their applicability within the modern building energy simulation software is also covered.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033108
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Issue number3
Early online date19 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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