Title

Radiative Transfer in a Two-Dimensional Rectangular Medium Exposed to Diffuse Radiation

Abstract

The integral equation for radiative transfer in a two-dimensional rectangular scattering medium exposed to diffuse radiation is solved numerically by removing the singularity. This method yielded accurate results except at very large optical thicknesses. Graphical and tabular results for the source function, flux, and intensity are presented. The source function is also calculated using the first term of a Taylor series expansion. The Taylor series is fairly accurate for small optical thicknesses and columnar geometries. A method is presented for extending these results to the problem of a strongly anisotropic scattering phase function which is made up of a spike in the forward direction superimposed on an isotropic phase function. © 1984.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1984 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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