Computing Projected Area
Application ID: 104331
This model presents a way to compute projected area using the Surface-to-Surface Radiation interface of the Heat Transfer Module. By computing illuminated area from a set of directions on a discretized sphere, it is possible to interpolate the projected area onto any angle of incidence. A more detailed description of this model can be found in the blog post "How to Compute the Projected Area of a CAD File in COMSOL®".
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