||CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 143-162, 2009
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||radiative heat transfer, geometric view factors, randomly packed bed, Hottel's crossed-string method.
||Motivated by Hottel's crossed-string method, this paper presents an accurate algorithm for the evaluation of the geometric view factors in a randomly packed bed of circular particles of various sizes. The radiative heat exchange can thus be predicted accurately. The solution procedure is illustrated and the solution accuracy is assessed via a numerical example.