Radiative Heat Transfer

Radiative Heat Transfer

4th Edition - October 16, 2021

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  • Authors: Michael F. Modest, Sandip Mazumder
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323984065
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323984072

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Radiative Heat Transfer, Fourth Edition is a fully updated, revised and practical reference on the basic physics and computational tools scientists and researchers use to solve problems in the broad field of radiative heat transfer. This book is acknowledged as the core reference in the field, providing models, methodologies and calculations essential to solving research problems. It is applicable to a variety of industries, including nuclear, solar and combustion energy, aerospace, chemical and materials processing, as well as environmental, biomedical and nanotechnology fields. Contemporary examples and problems surrounding sustainable energy, materials and process engineering are an essential addition to this edition.

Key Features

  • Includes end-of-chapter problems and a solutions manual, providing a structured and coherent reference
  • Presents many worked examples which have been brought fully up-to-date to reflect the latest research
  • Details many computer codes, ranging from basic problem solving aids to sophisticated research tools


Graduate students of engineering, including mechanical, aerospace, chemical, energy & environmental disciplines; graduate students of science disciplines including physics, astrophysics, astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences; scientists, engineers and academic researchers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fundamentals of Thermal Radiation
    2. Radiative Property Predictions from Electromagnetic Wave Theory
    3. Radiative Properties of Real Surfaces
    4. View Factors
    5. Radiative Exchange Between Gray, Diffuse Surfaces
    6. Radiative Exchange Between Nondiffuse and Nongray Surfaces
    7. The Monte Carlo Method for Surface Exchange
    8. Surface Radiative Exchange in the Presence of Conduction and Convection
    9. The Radiative Transfer Equation in Participating Media (RTE)
    10. Radiative Properties of Molecular Gases
    11. Radiative Properties of Particulate Media
    12. Radiative Properties of Semitransparent Media
    13. Exact Solutions for One-Dimensional Gray Media
    14. Approximate Solution Methods for One-Dimensional Media
    15. The Method of Spherical Harmonics (PN-Approximation)
    16. The Method of Discrete Ordinates (SN-Approximation)
    17. The Zonal Method
    18. Collimated Irradiation and Transient Phenomena
    19. Solution Methods for Nongray Extinction Coefficients
    20. The Monte Carlo Method for Participating Media
    21. Radiation Combined with Conduction and Convection
    22. Radiation in Chemically Reacting Systems
    23. Inverse Radiative Heat Transfer
    24. Nanoscale Radiative Transfer

    A. Constants and Conversion Factors
    B. Tables for Radiative Properties of Opaque Surfaces
    C. Blackbody Emissive Power Table
    D. View Factor Catalogue
    E. Exponential Integral Functions
    F. Computer Codes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1016
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 16, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323984065
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323984072

About the Authors

Michael F. Modest

Michael F. Modest received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Merced. His research interests include all aspects of radiative heat transfer; in particular heat transfer in combustion systems, heat transfer in hypersonic plasmas, and laser processing of materials. For several years, he taught at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Southern California, followed by 23 years as a Professor of mechanical engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Modest is a recipient of the Heat Transfer Memorial award, the Humboldt Research award, and the AIAA Thermophysics award, among many others. He is an honorary member of the ASME, and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Shaffer and George Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering, University of California, Merced, USA

Sandip Mazumder

Sandip Mazumder received his PhD from the Pennsylvania State University, and is currently Professor at The Ohio State University. His research in radiation has primarily involved developing efficient methods for solving the radiative transfer equation and coupling it to other modes of heat transfer for practical applications. Dr. Mazumder was employed at CFD Research Corporation for 7 years prior to joining Ohio State in 2004. He is the recipient of the McCarthy teaching award and the Lumley research award from the Ohio State College of Engineering, among other awards, and is a fellow of the ASME.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

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