Computational Program to Simulate the Heat Flux from an Infrared Lamp Array 2007-01-2713
The heat flux analytical modeling from an infrared lamp is very difficult. These lamps have a quartz involucres and an internal reflective surface to converge the emitted radiation to a determined area. These empiric parameters influence the heat flux evaluation and turn this study to experimental analysis, in order to complete the analytical. The objective of this paper is to obtain a computational program to simulate the heat flux from an infrared lamp array, using a modeling analytical-experimental. An equation to simulate the heat flux from a lamp was obtained beyond an analysis of the radiation properties, geometrical lamp parameters and empirical equations. Using the electromagnetic wave theory in the particular case of radiation from an infrared lamp, it was get one of the terms of the equation, which is only function of the geometrical lamp parameters. The other term is empirical and was obtained from analyze of experimental data. The complete equation was used to implement the program.