Relation Between Multidimensional Radiative Transfer in Cylindrical and Rectangular Coordinates with Anisotropic Scattering


An exact integral equation is derived for the source function in a three-dimensional rectangular medium which scatters anisotropically. The upper boundary of the finite medium is exposed to collimated radiation, while the lower boundary has no radiation incident on it. The problem is multidimensional because the incident radiation varies spatially. The scattering phase function is represented by a series of Legendre polynomials. A double Fourier transform reduces the problem to a one-dimensional integral equation for the source function. The transformed equation is compared with the integral equation for a two-dimensional cylindrical medium which scatters anisotropically and is exposed to Bessel-varying collimated radiation. A simple relation is found between the two source functions which will greatly reduce the number of computations required for the three-dimensional case. The relation also illustrates the wide utility of the generalized one-dimensional source function. Simplification of the two-dimensional rectangular case to the generalized source function is also presented. The results are extended to problems with a strong anisotropic phase function which has a diffraction spike in the forward direction. © 1987.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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© 1987 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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01 Jan 1987