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Singular Boundary Method for Heat Conduction in Layered Materials

H. Htike1,2, W. Chen1,2,3, Y. Gu1,2

Center for Numerical Simulation Software in Engineering and Sciences, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Dalian
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Computers, Materials & Continua 2011, 24(1), 1-14.


In this paper, we investigate the application of the singular boundary method (SBM) to two-dimensional problems of steady-state heat conduction in isotropic bimaterials. A domain decomposition technique is employed where the bimaterial is decomposed into two subdomains, and in each subdomain, the solution is approximated separately by an SBM-type expansion. The proposed method is tested and compared on several benchmark test problems, and its relative merits over the other boundary discretization methods, such as the method of fundamental solution (MFS) and the boundary element method (BEM), are also discussed.


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H. . Htike, W. . Chen and Y. . Gu, "Singular boundary method for heat conduction in layered materials," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 24, no.1, pp. 1–14, 2011.

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