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Simple methods for identification of radiative properties of highly-porous ceria ceramics in the range of semi-transparency

Leonid A. Dombrovsky ( Joint Institute for High Temperatures , Moscow, Russia)
Wojciech Lipinski (Research School of Engineering, Australian National University , Canberra, Australia)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Article publication date: 2 May 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this paper is to present advanced experimental–numerical methods for identification of spectral absorption and scattering properties of highly porous ceria ceramics in the range of semi-transparency at room and elevated temperatures.

Design/methodology/approach

At room temperature, a period of quasi-steady oscillations of the sample surface temperature generated in response to recurrent laser heating at fixed values of the maximum and minimum temperature of the irradiated surface is measured along with the normal-hemispherical reflectance. Radiative properties are then identified using a combined heat transfer model. At elevated temperatures, an analytical solution proposed in an earlier study for zirconia ceramics is used to retrieve spectral absorption coefficient of ceria ceramics from the measured normal emittance.

Findings and Originality/value

This method can be used to obtain small absorption coefficient of ceria ceramics at room temperature. The required measurements of both the normal-hemispherical reflectance and the period of quasi-steady oscillations of the irradiated surface temperature of the ceramics sample between fixed values of the maximum and minimum temperatures can be readily conducted using thermal laboratory equipment. Another method has been suggested for identification of the spectral absorption coefficient of ceria ceramics at elevated temperatures. This method is based on a relation between the measured normal emittance of an isothermal sample and the absorption coefficient.

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Acknowledgements

The financial support by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, grant no. 16-08-00157-a (L.A. Dombrovsky), and by the Australian Research Council, grant no. FT140101213 (W. Lipiński), is gratefully acknowledged.

Citation

Dombrovsky, L.A. and Lipinski, W. (2017), "Simple methods for identification of radiative properties of highly-porous ceria ceramics in the range of semi-transparency", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 27 No. 5, pp. 1108-1117. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-12-2015-0518

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