Composites made of thin layers can be found in many engineering applications. One of the most crucial issues for the design of such applications is the heat convection required to ensure the safety of the device subjected to the most severe temperature under operation. The finite element method, although popular for engineering analysis, is not generally an ideal numerical tool for analysis of ultra-thin media. As an effective alternative, the boundary element method may be applied for the analysis. This article deals with the heat convection of thin anisotropic layers by the boundary element method. At the end, some benchmark examples are investigated as illustrations of the veracity and applicability of the scheme.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 May 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics