# Glass transmittance value

Hi,

I have a question concerning the definition of "glass" material. I am
trying to determine the transmittance of a window pane using spectrum
measurements.

I have derived the following values for rgb (0.78, 0.85, 0.80).

-Are those values determining transmittance or transmissivity?

-Can the transmittance be derived using the formula Tn = 0.265r + 0.67g +
0.065b ?

_Nicolas

Hi,

I have a question concerning the definition of "glass" material. I am trying
to determine the transmittance of a window pane using spectrum measurements.

I have derived the following values for rgb (0.78, 0.85, 0.80).

-Are those values determining transmittance or transmissivity?

-Can the transmittance be derived using the formula Tn = 0.265r + 0.67g + 0.065b ?

No. The formula is

Tn = (sqrt(0.8402529435+0.0072522239*t*t) - 0.9166530661) / 0.0036261119 / t

where t = transmittance and Tn = Transmissivity

Sorry for the format. I have copied it from a python script. Best thing I could
do in plain text.

I have a PDF document where this is further detailed. I just can't find it or
it's source on the web.

Regards,
Thomas

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On 20 Nov 2007, at 10:36, Nicolas Roy wrote: