What is Radiation?

“In Radiation, the hotter body loses heat, and the colder body receives heat by means of a process occurring in some intervening medium which does not itself become thereby hot.” - James Clerk Maxwell ^1

In general, Heat Transfer is a process where thermal energy is transferred due to a temperature difference.
The three modes of heat transfer are: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation.

Radiation from a simulation perspective requires a reference temperature (sink temperature) and the emissivity \epsilon.
The radiation heat flux is then calculated with the temperature \tau at the boundary and the Stefan Bolzman constant \sigma:


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^1 : “Theory of heat” by J. Clerk Maxwell - 1871