TY - JOUR

T1 - A meshless model for transient heat conduction in functionally graded materials

AU - Wang, H.

AU - Qin, Q. H.

AU - Kang, Y. L.

PY - 2006/6

Y1 - 2006/6

N2 - A meshless numerical model is developed for analyzing transient heat conduction in non-homogeneous functionally graded materials (FGM) which has a continuously functionally graded thermal conductivity parameter. First the analog equation method is used to transform the original non-homogeneous problem into an equivalent homogeneous one at any given time so that a simpler fundamental solution can be employed to take the place of the one related to the original problem. Next the approximate particular and homogeneous solutions are constructed using radial basis functions and virtual boundary collocation method respectively. Finally by enforcing satisfaction of the governing equation and boundary conditions at collocation points of the original problem in which the time domain is discretized using the finite difference method a linear algebraic system is obtained from which the unknown fictitious sources and interpolation coefficients can be determined. Further the temperature at any point can be easily computed using the results of fictitious sources and interpolation coefficients. The accuracy of the proposed method is assessed through two numerical examples.

AB - A meshless numerical model is developed for analyzing transient heat conduction in non-homogeneous functionally graded materials (FGM) which has a continuously functionally graded thermal conductivity parameter. First the analog equation method is used to transform the original non-homogeneous problem into an equivalent homogeneous one at any given time so that a simpler fundamental solution can be employed to take the place of the one related to the original problem. Next the approximate particular and homogeneous solutions are constructed using radial basis functions and virtual boundary collocation method respectively. Finally by enforcing satisfaction of the governing equation and boundary conditions at collocation points of the original problem in which the time domain is discretized using the finite difference method a linear algebraic system is obtained from which the unknown fictitious sources and interpolation coefficients can be determined. Further the temperature at any point can be easily computed using the results of fictitious sources and interpolation coefficients. The accuracy of the proposed method is assessed through two numerical examples.

KW - Analog equation method

KW - Functionally graded media

KW - Fundamental solution

KW - Radial basis functions

KW - Superposition principle

KW - Transient heat conduction

KW - Virtual boundary collocation method

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33646546068&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s00466-005-0720-3

DO - 10.1007/s00466-005-0720-3

M3 - Article

SN - 0178-7675

VL - 38

SP - 51

EP - 60

JO - Computational Mechanics

JF - Computational Mechanics

IS - 1

ER -