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Determination of Planck Mean Absorption Coefficients for HBr, HCl, and HF



Stephen P. Fuss, Anthony P. Hamins


The Planck mean absorption coefficient has been calculated for HBr HCl, and HF over a temperature range from 300 K-2300 K using data from the 1996 edition of the HITRAN molecular database. Plots of ap versus temperature showed monotonically decreasing behavior over this temperature range, with peak values at 300 K of 45.9 (atm-m)-1, 5.3 (atm-m)-1, and 1.95 (atm-m)-1 for HF, HCl, and HBr, respectively. The magnitude of these values suggests that HBr, HCl, and HF can significantly impact calculations of radiative transfer in flames containing these species. Two sets of additional calculations were performed for CO to validate the methodology used for calculation of ap for HBr, HF, and HCl. In the first approach, which employed the narrow band model RADCAL, the calculation procedure was similar to that of the present calculations. The second approach utilized tabulated values of the integrated intensity for each CO band and an average value of the Planck function within each band. Results from the three methods showed general agreement. Polynomial expressions are provided as fits to ap as a function of temperature for HBr, HCl, HF, and CO.
Journal of Heat Transfer-Transactions of the ASME
No. 1


absorption coefficient, combustion


Fuss, S. and Hamins, A. (2002), Determination of Planck Mean Absorption Coefficients for HBr, HCl, and HF, Journal of Heat Transfer-Transactions of the ASME, [online], (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created February 1, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017