Title

A Meshless Method for Modeling Convective Heat Transfer

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Journal of Heat Transfer

Volume

135

Issue

1

First page number:

011003

Last page number:

011003

Abstract

A meshless method is used in a projection-based approach to solve the primitive equations for fluid flow with heat transfer. The method is easy to implement in a matlab format. Radial basis functions are used to solve two benchmark test cases: natural convection in a square enclosure and flow with forced convection over a backward facing step. The results are compared with two popular and widely used commercial codes: comsol, a finite element-based model, and fluent, a finite volume-based model.

Keywords

Fluid dynamics; Heat – Convection; Natural; Heat – Transmission; Meshfree methods (Numerical analysis)

Disciplines

Heat Transfer, Combustion | Mechanical Engineering | Numerical Analysis and Computation | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1115/1.4007650

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