WIT Press


A Boundary Integral Formulation To An Inverse Solidification Design Problem

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE950361

Volume

10

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

589 kb

Author(s)

J.I. Frankel

Abstract

A new methodology is proposed for designing transient surface heat fluxes for applications involving inverse Stefan processes where the interfacial surface motion is prescribed. This antecedent investigation uses a bound- ary integral formulation for demonstrating the merit of the proposed mathematical model which incorporates physical constraints. A Volterra integral equation of the first kind is developed for the unknown surface heat flux. Preliminary results suggest that the methodology possesses excellent numerical characteristics which tend to alleviate difficulties as- sociated with inverse design problems. 1 Introduction Inverse analysis appears in numerous facets of engineering and physics. The present context is directed toward inverse Stefan design studies. The rationale for proposing the "inverse solidification design'' pro

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