Heat flux contours on a plane for parallel radiation specularly reflected from a cone, a hemisphere and a paraboloid

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  • Explicit formulas are derived for the heat flux per unit area on a general receiver surface after planar incident radiation is specularly reflected from a cone, a paraboloid of revolution, and a hemisphere. The formulas for flux density are inverted so that the coordinates of receiver points on the receiver surface are expressed in terms of flux density. These provide closed analytical expressions for flux density contours. Typical results are plotted as contours of constant illumination on a planar receiver surface which is perpendicular to the axis of symmetry of the reflector. © 1973.
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  • Shealy DL; Burkhard DG
  • Start Page

  • 281
  • End Page

  • 291
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 2