# Blackbody Heat Shields/Metal Sheets

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A “blackbody heat shield” is used to reduce radiant heat loss in situations where standard low conductivity insulation (i.e. normal insulation) cannot be used. The shield is constructed using a set of parallel metal sheets, each with emissivity 1.0.

Explain how/why this “heat shield” works and determine how many sheets of metal are
required to reduce the heat loss to less than 20% of the unshielded value. (Hint: think

Diagram:

I really need help with this xD I don't even know where to begin.

Mentor
Here are some ideas:
- assume that the whole problem is 1-dimensional