Heat Transfer 2

Radiative Transfer

Volume 10 - Mathematical and Mechanical Engineering SET Coordinated by Abdelkhalak El Hami

Heat Transfer 2

Michel Ledoux, University of Rouen, France
Abdelkhalak El Hami, University of INSA-Rouen-Normandie, France

ISBN : 9781786305176

Publication Date : March 2021

Hardcover 256 pp

165.00 USD



Heat is a branch of thermodynamics that occupies a unique position due to its involvement in the field of practice. Being linked to the management, transport and exchange of energy in thermal form, it impacts all aspects of human life and activity.

Heat transfers are, by nature, classified as conduction, convection (which inserts conduction into fluid mechanics) and radiation. The importance of these three transfer methods has resulted – justifiably – in a separate volume being afforded to each of them. This second volume is dedicated to radiation. After recalling photometry, the calculation of luminance is addressed using the theory of the black body and associated laws: Stefan, Wien. The reciprocal radiation of two surfaces in total influence is discussed extensively, and the case of finished surfaces is also considered.

Heat Transfer 2 combines a basic approach with a deeper understanding of the discipline and will therefore appeal to a wide audience, from technician to engineer, from doctoral student to teacher-researcher.


1. General Remarks.
2. Calculating Luminances.
3. Emission and Absorption.
4. Radiation Exchanges Between Surfaces.
5. Analytic Applications.
6. Modeling and Simulations under ANSYS.

About the authors

Michel Ledoux was Professor and Vice-President at the University of Rouen, France. He was also Director of the UMR CNRS CORIA, then Regional Delegate for Research and Technology in Upper Normandy, France. Specializing in fluid mechanics and transfers, he has worked in the fields of reactive boundary layers and spraying. Currently retired, he is an adviser to the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Normandy, collaborating with the Institute of Industrial Engineering Techniques (ITII) in Vernon, France.

Abdelkhalak El Hami is Full Professor of Universities at INSA-Rouen-Normandie, France. He is the author/co-author of several books and is responsible for the Chair of mechanics at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Normandy, as well as for several European pedagogical projects. He is a specialist in problems of optimization and reliability in multi-physical systems.