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Scattering model for rough oxidized metal surfaces applicable to radiation thermometry of reformer furnaces
Author(s): John G. Burnell; John V. Nicholas; D. Rod White
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Paper Abstract

Experimental measurements of polarized light scattered from a rough oxidized metal surface are presented. The metal is a heavily oxidized nickel alloy taken from tubes in a large steam reformer furnace. Many of the existing models for reflections off rough surfaces are tested on the data. A semiempirical model based on the approach of Torrance and Sparrow is developed and gives a good fit to the data. The model is computationally inexpensive and permits modeling of the reflection corrections in the radiation thermometry of reformer furnaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(6) doi: 10.1117/12.203117
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
John G. Burnell, New Zealand Inst. -Industrial Research/Development (New Zealand)
John V. Nicholas, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
D. Rod White, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)


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