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Numerical solution of the heat equation with non-linear, time derivative-dependent source term

 
: Pieper, M.; Klein, P.

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International journal for numerical methods in engineering 84 (2010), Nr.10, S.1205-1221
ISSN: 0029-5981
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer ITWM ()

Abstract
The mathematical modeling of heat conduction with adsorption effects in coated metal structures yields the heat equation with piecewise smooth coefficients and a new kind of source term. This term is special, because it is non-linear and furthermore depends on a time derivative. In our approach we reformulated this as a new problem for the usual heat equation, without source term but with a new non-linear coefficient. We gave an existence and uniqueness proof for the weak solution of the reformulated problem. To obtain a numerical solution, we developed a semi-implicit and a fully implicit finite volume method. We compared these two methods theoretically as well as numerically. Finally, as practical application, we simulated the heat conduction in coated aluminum fibers with adsorption in the zeolite coating.

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