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VIEW FACTOR heat transfer

by gholamghar
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gholamghar
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Nov25-08, 01:31 PM
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hello
i need to understand "view factor" in heat transfer(radiation),
can any one give me some documents that has some description
about "view factor"?
thnaks
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ank_gl
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Nov26-08, 03:29 AM
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how about some heat transfer books??

Heat transfer - cengel
Heat & mass transfer - Frank P Incropera

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View_factor
Topher925
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Nov26-08, 11:58 AM
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In layman's terms, the view factor is a just a coefficient that is used to account for radiative heat transfer only having an affect on a portion of the surface area of an object. This is usually caused by geometry or obstructions between the receiving surface and the source.


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