Fast, narrow-band computer model for radiation calculations

Zhenghua Yan, Göran Holmstedt

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A fast, narrow-band computer model, FASTNB, which predicts the radiation intensity in a general nonisothermal and nonhomogeneous combustion environment, has been developed. The spectral absorption coefficients of the combustion products, including carbon dioxide, water vapor, and soot, are calculated based on the narrow-band model. FASTNB provides an accurate calculation at reasonably high speed. Compared with Grosshandler's narrowband model, RADCAL, which has been verified quite extensively against experimental measurements, FASTNB is more than 20 times faster and gives almost exactly the same results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-71
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer Part B: Fundamentals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Building Technologies


  • Heat radiation
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Computer simulation
  • Light absorption
  • Soot
  • Vapors


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