A bem analysis for transient conduction-convection problems

J. Lim, C. L. Chan, A. Chandra

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A boundary element method (BEM) formulation for the solution of transient conduction-convection problems is developed in this paper. A time-dependent fundamental solution for moving heat source problems is utilized for this purpose. This reduces the governing parabolic partial differential equations to a boundary-only form and obviates the need for any internal discretization. Such a formulation is also expected to be stable at high Peclet numbers. Numerical examples are included to establish the validity of the approach and to demonstrate the salient features of the BEM algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-45
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


  • BEM
  • Conduction
  • Moving sources
  • Transient analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Computational Mechanics


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