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Conduction Heat Transfer With Nonzero Initial Conditions Using The Boundary Element Method In The Frequency Domain

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BEM060151

Transaction

Volume

42

Pages

9

Published

2006

Size

575 kb

Author(s)

N. Simões, A. Tadeu & W. Mansur

Abstract

The diffusion equation with non-zero initial condition is solved using the Boundary Element Method in the frequency domain. Complex frequencies are used in order to avoid aliasing phenomena and to allow the computation of the steady state response. One numerical example is given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach to solve diffusion equations in two dimensions. Keywords: transient heat transfer; conduction; Boundary Element Method; 2.5D Green’s functions; frequency domain; Fourier transform; nonzero initial conditions. 1 Introduction Analytical solutions are only known for solving simple problems, while the Boundary Element Method (BEM) can be implemented to deal with general problems. The BEM is an alternative to the Finite Element Method (FEM) and the Finite Difference Method (FDM) for solving physical problems, such as that of heat diffusion (Brebbia et al. [1], Pina and Fernandez [2], Godinho et al. [3]) Most of the BEM implementations to solve transient heat transfer problems are based on either \“time marching schemes” (Chang et al. [4], Shaw [5], Wrobel and Brebbia [6], Carini et al. [7], Lesnic et al. [8]) or Laplace transforms (Sutradhar et al. [9], Sutradhar and Paulino [10], Chen et al. [11]). The Laplace

Keywords

transient heat transfer; conduction; Boundary Element Method; 2.5D Green’s functions; frequency domain; Fourier transform; nonzero initial conditions.