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Numerical simulation of radiative heat transfer in a binary-size granular bed

The radiative heat transfer in a high-temperature granular bed of binary-size mixture was explored in this paper. The effective view factor between particles decreases exponentially with the increase in particle interval, increases with the increase in the size of the absorption particle but is hardly affected by the volume ratio of the mixture. The effective thermal conductivity of granular bed was further deduced basing on the characteristic of the effective view factor. It is indicated that the thermal conductivity is proportional to the particle size and temperature cubed, and increases with the increase in the particle size ratio and volume ratio. Finally, modified calculation correlations of the effective view factor and effective thermal conductivity were developed for binary-size bed based on the simulation results, and good accuracy of less than 0.01 and 10% had been achieved, respectively.
PAPER REVISED: 2022-04-20
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2022-04-28
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