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The Monte Carlo Ray-Trace Method in Radiation Heat Transfer and Applied Optics

By
J. Robert Mahan
J. Robert Mahan
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ISBN:
9781119518518
No. of Pages:
280
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2019

The Monte Carlo ray-trace method may be extended to describe radiant exchange for situations in which polarization, diffraction, and interference play a significant role. This requires that the definition of the “ray” be modified to include aspects of wave-like behavior such as wavelength, phase, and polarization state. Following a brief introduction to physical optics, examples from the recent literature are considered in which the MCRT method is used to evaluate the influence of these phenomena on radiation heat transfer.

6.1
Some Ideas from Physical Optics
6.2
Geometrical Versus Physical Optics
6.3
Anatomy of a Ray Suitable for Physical Optics Applications
6.4
Modeling of Polarization Effects: A Case Study
6.5
Diffraction and Interference Effects: A Case Study
6.6
Monte Carlo Ray-Trace Diffraction Based on the Huygens–Fresnel Principle
Problems
References
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