A coupled conduction convection and radiation problem for three insulated cables suspended in air

Yang Liu, N. Phan-Thien, R. Kemp, X. L. Luo

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The coupled heat conduction, convection and radiation problem for three heated insulated cables suspended in air is solved by an operator-splitting pseudo-time-stepping finite element method, which automatically satisfies the continuity of the interfacial temperature and heat flux. The main feature of the solution procedure is that the multi-phases are treated as a single computational domain with unknown interfacial boundary conditions. The temperature distribution in the heated metal cylinder, in the insulating layer and in the open air together with the convective flow pattern are obtained simultaneously.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-336
Number of pages11
JournalComputational Mechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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