DISCRETE ORDINATES AND FINITE VOLUME METHODS
Following from: Radiation transfer theory and the computational methods
Leading to: Mathematical formulation; Spatial discretization schemes; Angular discretization methods; Boundary conditions; Solution algorithm; Alternative formulations; Ray effects and false scattering; Modified discrete ordinates and finite volume methods; Application to nongray media; Variable refractive index media; Transient problems; Parallel implementation
The discrete ordinates method (DOM) was originally developed in the astrophysics community to study radiation transfer in stellar and planetary atmospheres (Chandrasekhar, 1950). Later on, it was employed in nuclear engineering to study neutron transport (Lee, 1962; Lathrop, 1966; Carlson and Lathrop, 1968). Despite a few early works on 1D heat transfer problems published between 1965 and 19 ...