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Finite volume method in 3-D curvilinear coordinates with multiblocking procedure for radiative transport problems. (English) Zbl 1189.80048
Summary: The finite volume method of radiation is implemented for complex 3-D problems in order to use it for combined heat transfer problems in connection with CFD codes. The method is applied for a 3-D block structured grid in a radiatively participating medium. The method is implemented in non-orthogonal curvilinear coordinates so that it can handle irregular structure with a body-fitted structured grid. The multiblocking is performed with overlapping blocks to exchange the information between the blocks. Five test problems are considered in this work. In the first problem, present work is validated with the results of the literature. To check the accuracy of multiblocking, a single block is divided into four blocks and results are validated against the results of the single block simulated alone in the second problem. Complicated geometries are considered to show the applicability of the present procedure in the last three problems. Both radiative and non-radiative equilibrium situations are considered along with an absorbing, emitting and scattering medium.

MSC:
80M12 Finite volume methods applied to problems in thermodynamics and heat transfer
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
78A40 Waves and radiation in optics and electromagnetic theory
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