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Dynamic Simulation Of Heat Conduction Using A BEM Model In The Frequency Domain: An Experimental Validation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE120141

Volume

53

Pages

8

Page Range

157 - 164

Published

2012

Size

593 kb

Author(s)

I. Simões, N. Simões, A. Tadeu & M. Reis

Abstract

The heat transfer by conduction across a system containing heterogeneities, when subjected to unsteady conditions, is simulated using a boundary element method (BEM), formulated in the frequency domain. The proposed formulation is validated experimentally. In the laboratory tests a steel inclusion was embedded in a confined host medium and unsteady temperatures were applied to its boundary. The thermal properties of the host media tested (molded expanded polystyrene) has been previously defined experimentally. The results showed that the BEM solutions agree well with the experimental results. Keywords: conduction, transient heat transfer, BEM; experimental validation, frequency domain, Green’s functions. 1 Introduction As the analytical solutions for simulating heat diffusion are only known for very simple geometric and material conditions, such as homogeneous full spaces, half-spaces and circular cylindrical inclusions, various numerical techniques have been proposed for more complex problems. Unsteady state conditions can be split into three formulation groups: time domain; transformed domain, by applying the Laplace transform, and frequency domain, by applying a Fourier Transform.

Keywords

conduction, transient heat transfer, BEM; experimental validation, frequency domain, Green’s functions.