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Title: IHT: Tools for Computing Insolation Absorption by Particle Laden Flows

This report describes IHT, a toolkit for computing radiative heat exchange between particles. Well suited for insolation absorption computations, it is also has potential applications in combustion (sooting flames), biomass gasification processes and similar processes. The algorithm is based on the 'Photon Monte Carlo' approach and implemented in a library that can be interfaced with a variety of computational fluid dynamics codes to analyze radiative heat transfer in particle-laden flows. The emphasis in this report is on the data structures and organization of IHT for developers seeking to use the IHT toolkit to add Photon Monte Carlo capabilities to their own codes.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1107439
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-2C00-60467
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING IHT; COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE; COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS; CFD; Computational Sciences