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A numerical method for two-dimensional inverse heat conduction problems

Xiuying Li (Department of Mathematics, Changshu Institute of Technology, Changshu, China)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Article publication date: 5 January 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to introduce an effective method for two-dimensional inverse heat conduction problems.

Design/methodology/approach

The variational iteration method (VIM) is used to solve two-dimensional inverse heat conduction problems and restore boundary conditions in heat conduction.

Findings

Numerical results compared with other methods show that the present method is remarkably effective for solving two-dimensional inverse heat conduction problems. This method is a very promoting method, which will be certainly found wide applications.

Originality/value

The VIM is applied to two-dimensional inverse heat conduction problems for the first time.

Keywords

Acknowledgements

The author would like to express thanks to the unknown referees for their careful reading and helpful comments. This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 11126222, 11271100).

Citation

Li, X. (2015), "A numerical method for two-dimensional inverse heat conduction problems", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 190-198. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-01-2013-0029

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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