CFD Online Discussion Forums

CFD Online Discussion Forums (
-   CFX (
-   -   Radiation CFX 5.5 (

Mate March 18, 2003 08:17

Radiation CFX 5.5

I am working on oven for backing bread. I use P1 radiation method.

I would like to look only surface-to-surface radiation without air radiation. Is this posible with CFX5.5?

What should I take for absorbtion,scattering and reflection coefficient for air.

Could somebody tell me how CFX calculate radiative emission, incident radiation and radiation intensity? Equations pleace.


Jeff Moder March 18, 2003 13:56

Re: Radiation CFX 5.5
I am not a CFX user, but if you only want to do surface-to-surface radiation, i would recommend not using the P1 method if you want reasonable accuracy; you can probably get qualitative results for transparent media with P1, but heat flux errors could easily approach 30% or more. The P1 approximation is better suited to participating media with large absorption.

If CFX has a discrete ordinates or discrete transfer method, i would recommend using these, even if you only use a very small number of directions.

Sharks March 18, 2003 19:34

Re: Radiation CFX 5.5
I agree with Jeff's comments.

The P1 radiation model is not good for surface-to-surface radiation, but produces reasonably good results when the optical thickness >1 (we've used it with reasonable success for gas combustion problems).

For optically thin media, discrete transfer/ray trace based models are much better. These will be available in CFX-5.6 (available April ?)



Mate March 21, 2003 02:44

Re: Radiation CFX 5.5
Could someone give me useful value for absorbtion,scattering and reflection coefficient for air.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:59.