Modelling Radiative Heat Transfer in Pulverised Coal-Fired Furnaces

  • F. Liu
  • J. Swithenbank
Part of the EUROTHERM Seminars book series (EUROTHERM, volume 17)


The Pi-approximation and δ-Eddington phase function approximation are employed to model the highly forward scattering of radiation in pulverised coal-fired furnaces. The effect of scattering on radiative heat transfer is clearly shown by the present version of the P1-approximation. The accuracy of the P1-approximation can be improved significantly by using an optimised boundary condition.


Radiative Heat Transfer Radiative Transfer Equation Symmetry Factor Heat Flux Distribution Isotropic Scattering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Swithenbank
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Process EngineeringUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldEngland
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering and Fuel TechnologyUniversity of SheffieldEngland

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