Dependent Scattering Properties of Woven Fibrous Insulations for Normal Incidence

S. Kumar, S. M. White

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The scattering properties of woven fibrous materials are examined in this paper and a simple model is presented to account for the interactions between the scattered radiation from different individual fibers. The case of a normally incident plane electromagnetic wave is considered. Fiber sizes in the Rayleigh regime are considered for developing closed-form solutions. Previous studies in the literature that have addressed the scattering properties of fibrous materials have mostly ignored the effect of constructive or destructive addition of scattered waves from individual fibers, the exception being the case of parallel fibers. The difference in the effects of interference on scattering properties of parallel fibers and of woven fabrics arises from the additional interaction of radiation scattered from mutually perpendicular fibers in the latter case, which further complicates the analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-166
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1995


  • Radiation
  • Radiation Interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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