The design of heat transfer systems in which radiation is the dominant heat transfer mode is an important industrial problem. Compared to the conventional forward approach, the inverse approach allows a more thorough analysis of a potential design. This note demonstrates that inverse methods can be powerful tools in the analysis of radiative heat transfer systems.

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