RadLib: A radiative property model library for CFD

Published: 3 December 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/rs5kvnr86r.1


RadLib is a C++ library of radiation property models that can be applied to variety of systems involving radiative heat transfer, including CFD simulations. RadLib includes three major radiation property models—Planck Mean (PM) absorption coefficients, the weighted sum of gray gases (WSGG) model, and the rank-correlation spectral line weighted-sum-of-gray-gases (RCSLW) model. RadLib includes C++, Python, and Fortran interfaces and can be expanded to include additional models. Several example cases illustrate use of the models with an included ray-tracing solver, compare their accuracy relative to line-by-line (LBL) solutions, and examine their computational costs. Additionally, an integrated CFD example of an ethylene burner configuration using Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is provided. RadLib provides researchers with convenient access to validated radiation property models and a framework for further development.



Computational Physics, Radiative Transfer, Combustion, Reacting Flow