TY - JOUR

T1 - Performance of hemisphere algorithm for fast form factor calculation

AU - Yamada, Noboru

AU - Shinoda, Tomoaki

AU - Takizawa, Hiroyuki

PY - 2009/1

Y1 - 2009/1

N2 - Development of fast and accurate algorithm of radiative heat transfer simulation is important in terms of efficient thermal design and simulation on diverse engineering area. This paper describes the performance of Hemisphere algorithm which has originally developed as a fast form factor calculation in the field of photorealistic three dimensional computer graphics. We compared perfor. mance of the Hemisphere algorithm with two conventional methods which are frequently used inthe field of radiative heat transfer simulation. As a result, the Hemisphere algorithm is significant faster than the conventional methods if one can accept an absolute error of 1.0 X 10-5. In addition, the result indicates that the Hemisphere algorithm possibly suit for try and error process of large-scale model simulation due to its tolerable form factor distribution.

AB - Development of fast and accurate algorithm of radiative heat transfer simulation is important in terms of efficient thermal design and simulation on diverse engineering area. This paper describes the performance of Hemisphere algorithm which has originally developed as a fast form factor calculation in the field of photorealistic three dimensional computer graphics. We compared perfor. mance of the Hemisphere algorithm with two conventional methods which are frequently used inthe field of radiative heat transfer simulation. As a result, the Hemisphere algorithm is significant faster than the conventional methods if one can accept an absolute error of 1.0 X 10-5. In addition, the result indicates that the Hemisphere algorithm possibly suit for try and error process of large-scale model simulation due to its tolerable form factor distribution.

KW - Computational method

KW - Heat transfer

KW - Heat transfer design

KW - Thermal radiation

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U2 - 10.1299/kikaib.75.749_132

DO - 10.1299/kikaib.75.749_132

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:63849294884

SN - 0387-5016

VL - 75

SP - 132

EP - 139

JO - Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B

JF - Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B

IS - 1

ER -