This week, the IFRF Handbook publishes five Combustion Files relating to the mathematical modeling of heat transfer in furnaces and boilers. Radiation is often the dominant mode of heat transfer in industrial heating plant. The IFRF has enhanced, measured and modelled radiative heat transfer from its foundation over 50 years ago. Combustion File #65 (CF65) sets out the four principle approaches to radiation modelling, and outlines their relative merits and limitations. A description of each approach is then given in the four linked Combustion Files.
These Combustion Files have been authored by Robert Tucker of Zerontec. More detailed information on radiative heat transfer is also available on the Zerontec website which can be accessed through the links at the top of each of the new Combustion Files.
Our thanks to Alan Jones of Imperial College London and John Ward of the University of Glamorgan for refereeing these Combustion Files.
IFRF members may read or download the new Combustion Files at www.handbook.ifrf.net, by selecting ‘New Combustion Files’ after accepting the disclaimer screen. Other Combustion Files on related themes may be found by using the links built into the Combustion File, or by searching the Handbook with the keywords like ‘radiation’ or ‘heat transfer’, Example Combustion Files, including CF65, are open to non IFRF members.