Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Mechanics, Shahid Bahonar University
In the present work, an inverse analysis of combined radiation and laminar forced convection heat transfer in a two-dimensional channel with variable cross sections is performed. The conjugate gradient method is used to find the temperature distribution over the heater surface to satisfy the prescribed temperature and heat flux distributions over the design surface. The fluid is considered to be a gray participating medium with absorption, emission and isotropic scattering. The discrete ordinate method is used to solve the radiative transfer equation. The effect of radiation-conduction parameter is studied on the amount of heat transfer from the heater surface.