Impedance transformations and mesh coarsening in TLM heat flow modelling

D. de Cogan, P. Enders, X. Gui

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Numerical models of multimaterial systems are often constrained by stiffness factors, which impede numerical efficiency. Thus, heat flow simulations in problems involving widely different thermal time constants can require excessively fine meshes, extremely small iteration time steps, or both. The transmission line matrix method is an unconditionally stable technique that uses a network of impedances and resistances to model thermal diffusion, This paper outlines a method by which these parameters can be transformed as a means of improving computational efficiency while maintaining compatibility with microscopic models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-342
Number of pages16
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1992

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