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®".

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: