On the use of the Rosseland and Planck mean absorption coefficients in the non-equilibrium radiative transfer equation

B. D. Ganapol, G. C. Pomraning

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Abstract

The use of the Rosseland and Planck mean absorption coefficients in the non-equilibrium (time-dependent) radiative transfer equation is investigated in the gray approximation for a prescribed temperature distribution. The corresponding gray radiative flux at the surface of a halfspace is compared to an exact (multi-frequency) solution obtained from multiple collision theory. An improved mean absorption coefficient is then obtained using the exact angle integrated intensity at the surface, and the corresponding gray approximation is shown to be markedly accurate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-309
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy

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