UNSTRUCTURED FINITE-VOLUME METHOD FOR RADIATIVE HEAT TRANSFER IN A COMPLEX TWO-DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRY WITH OBSTACLES
Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B Fundamentals
The radiative heat transfer in a complex two-dimensional enclosure with obstacles with participating medium is very important in practical engineering applications. In order to deal with this problem, in this study the nite-volume method ( FVM ) for radiation has been derived using the unstructured grid system. A general discretization equation was formulated by introducing the directional weight and the step scheme for spatial differencing. For its comparison and validation, two test cases, an
... two test cases, an equilateral triangular enclosure and a square enclosure with baf e, were chosen. Then, more complex and practical cases, such as a semicircular enclosure with cylinder hole, a square enclosure with nned internal cylinder, and a furnace with embedded cooling pipes, were investigated. All the results obtained by the unstructured FVM agreed very well with the exact solutions as well as the results obtained by the zone method. Furthermore, the wiggling behavior occurring in the blocked-of f FVM was not produced by the unstructured FVM . Three types of manipulation of control angle overlap were also examined here. It was found that the solutions depended on the type of manipulation of control angle overlap, especially when the number of control angles was small. Usually, both the pixelation method and exact treatment introduced here yielded better solutions than the bold approximation.