Interactive computation of radiation view factors
Abstract
The development of a pair of computer programs to calculate the radiation exchange view factors is described. The surface generation program is based upon current graphics capabilities and includes special provisions which are unique to the radiation problem. The calculational program uses a combination of contour and double area integration to permit consideration of radiation with obstruction surfaces. Examples of the surface generation and the calculation are given.
 Publication:

Computational Aspects of Heat Transfer in Structures
 Pub Date:
 1982
 Bibcode:
 1982caht.nasa..221E
 Keywords:

 Computer Graphics;
 Computer Programs;
 Large Space Structures;
 Radiative Heat Transfer;
 Shape Control;
 Spacetennas;
 Structural Analysis;
 Thermal Radiation;
 Tomography;
 Area;
 Conformal Mapping;
 Contours;
 Data Bases;
 Isoparametric Finite Elements;
 Shapes;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer