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Solution of the transient thermal diffusion equation using the time-dependent boundary element method



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM-V5-N3-260-270

Volume

Volume 5 (2017), Issue 3

Pages

10

Page Range

260 - 270

Author(s)

K.E. DONNE, A. MAROTIN & T. BASHFORD

Abstract

A time-dependent fully-parallelised formulation of the BEM is applied to transient thermal problems in the context of light-based medical devices. The method is initially verified against benchmark problems. The limitations of the model are discussed, particularly the singularity challenge inherent in the fundamental solution. The method is then applied for a representative 3D clinical problem, further illustrating the singularity challenge.

Keywords

boundary element, diffusion, parallel, thermal.