Finite element analysis of heat transfer and flow problems using adaptive remeshing including application to solidification problems

R.W. Lewis, H.C. Huang, Asif Sohail Usmani, J.T. Cross

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An error estimation technique for adaptive finite element analysis of heat conduction problems is described. The performance of this technique is demonstrated using a two-dimensional steady-state linear benchmark problem with a known analytical solution. A transient non-linear heat conduction problem involving solidification is then solved as a typical practical application. Some preliminary investigations for error indicators in flow problems are presented. Copyright © 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-781
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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