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dc.contributor.advisor Meade, Andrew J., Jr.
dc.contributor.advisor Bayazitoglu, Yildiz
dc.creatorThomson, David Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:53:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:53:40Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/19560
dc.description.abstract Heat transfer in a radiatively participating medium involves higher coupling than is typical for pure conduction and/or convection problems. Consequently, standard discretizing techniques such as partitioning regions of a finite volume domain on separate processors are inefficient. Additionally, standard angular decompositions may introduce discontinuities into the solution which are difficult to model accurately. A scalable method for parallelizing the radiative transport equation is presented. A standard discrete ordinates formulation is used to transform the integro-differential equation into a system of partial differential equations. The resulting system of equations is then solved by an optimal grid-independent, sequential-function approach that captures discontinuities accurately without additional user interaction. Results for one- and two-dimensional cases are given.
dc.format.extent 116 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMechanical engineering
Radiation
dc.title Sequential function approximation of the radiative transfer equation
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Thomson, David Lee. "Sequential function approximation of the radiative transfer equation." (2000) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/19560.


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