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VIEW FACTOR heat transfer

  1. Nov 25, 2008 #1
    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
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 26, 2008 #2
    how about some heat transfer books??

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View_factor
     
  4. Nov 26, 2008 #3
    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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