Energy Transfers by Radiation

Volume 4 – Energy Engineering SET Coordinated by Abdelhanine Benallou

Energy Transfers by Radiation

Abdelhanine Benallou, Consultant

ISBN : 9781786302779

Publication Date : June 2019

Hardcover 346 pp

165.00 USD



Inside industrial furnaces and combustion chambers, energy is essentially exchanged by radiation. It is through the same mechanism that the energy emitted by the Sun spreads through different media to reach the Earth.

Developing a sound understanding of the laws underlying energy exchanges by radiation is therefore essential, not only for establishing design equations for industrial equipment, but also for an optimal harvesting of solar energy and a better understanding of climate change phenomena such as the greenhouse effect.

Energy Transfers by Radiation establishes the basic laws and equations which support the quantification of energy fluxes transferred between surfaces for situations similar to those usually encountered in industrial processes or in solar energy applications.


1. Origin of Radiation.
2. Magnitudes Used in Radiation.
3. Analysis of Radiative Energy Transfers: Black-body Radiation.
4. Radiant Properties of Real Surfaces.
5. Radiation Balances between Real Surfaces Separated by a Transparent Medium.
6. Practical Determination of Shape Factors.
7. Balances of Radiative Energy Transfers between Black Surfaces.
8. Balances on Radiative Energy Transfers between Gray Surfaces.
9. Electrical Analogies in Radiation.
10. Reduction of Radiating Energy Transfers through Filtering.
11. Radiative Energy Transfers in Semi-transparent Media.

About the authors/editors

Abdelhanine Benallou has diverse experience in engineering education. He has also managed several companies in solar energy and energy efficiency. He has served as president of the International Solar Energy Network and as a member of the board of the World Energy Efficiency Association

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