Numerical method for hyperbolic inverse heat conduction problems

Han-Taw Chen, S. Y. Peng, P. C. Yang, L. C. Fang

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The Laplace transform technique and control volume method in conjunction with the hyperbolic shape function and least-squares scheme are applied to estimate the unknown surface conditions of one-dimensional hyperbolic inverse heat conduction problems. In the present study, the expression of the unknown surface conditions is not given a priori. To obtain the more accurate estimates, the whole time domain is divided into several analysis sub-time intervals. Afterward, the unknown surface conditions in each analysis interval are estimated. To evidence the accuracy of the present method, a comparison between the present estimations and exact results is made. Results show that good estimations on the unknown surface conditions can be obtained from the transient temperature recordings only at one selected location even for the cases with measurement errors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-856
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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