Identifying heat conductivity and source functions for a nonlinear convective-diffusive equation by energetic boundary functional methods

Chein Shan Liu, Han Taw Chen, Jiang Ren Chang

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Abstract

In the article, we solve the inverse problems to recover unknown space-time dependent functions of heat conductivity and heat source for a nonlinear convective-diffusive equation, without needing of initial temperature, final time temperature, and internal temperature data. After adopting a homogenization technique, a set of spatial boundary functions are derived, which satisfy the homogeneous boundary conditions. The homogeneous boundary functions and zero element constitute a linear space, and then a new energetic functional is derived in the linear space, which preserves the time-dependent energy. The linear systems and iterative algorithms to recover the unknown parameters with energetic boundary functions as the bases are developed, which are convergent fast at each time marching step. The data required for the recovery of unknown functions are parsimonious, including the boundary data of temperatures and heat fluxes and the boundary data of unknown functions to be recovered. The accuracy and robustness of present methods are confirmed by comparing the exact solutions with the identified results, which are obtained under large noisy disturbance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-264
Number of pages17
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals
Volume78
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications

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