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A New Quasi-Boundary Scheme for Three-Dimensional Backward Heat Conduction Problems

Chih-Wen Chang1

Grid Application Technology Division, National Center for High-Performance Computing,Taichung 40763, Taiwan. Tel.:+886-4-24620202#860. Fax.: +886-4-24627373. E-mail

Computers, Materials & Continua 2011, 24(3), 209-238.


In this study, we employ a semi-analytical scheme to resolve the three-dimensional backward heat conduction problem (BHCP) by utilizing a quasi-bound -ary concept. First, the Fourier series expansion method is used to estimate the temperature field u(x, y, z, t) at any time t < T. Second, we ponder a direct regularization by adding an extra term a(x, y, z, 0) to transform a second-kind Fredholm integral equation for u(x, y, z, 0). The termwise separable property of the kernel function allows us to acquire a closed-form regularized solution. In addition, a tactic to determine the regularization parameter is recommended. We find that the proposed method is robust and applicable to the three-dimensional BHCP when several numerical experiments are examined.


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C. Chang, "A new quasi-boundary scheme for three-dimensional backward heat conduction problems," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 24, no.3, pp. 209–238, 2011.

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