The purpose of this paper is to introduce an effective method for two-dimensional inverse heat conduction problems.
The variational iteration method (VIM) is used to solve two-dimensional inverse heat conduction problems and restore boundary conditions in heat conduction.
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.
The VIM is applied to two-dimensional inverse heat conduction problems for the first time.
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).
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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