This paper focuses on the parametric study of steady and unsteady forced and natural convection problems by the certified reduced basis method. These problems are characterized by an input-output relationship in which given an input parameter vector — material properties, boundary conditions and sources, and geometry — we would like to compute certain outputs of engineering interest — heat fluxes and average temperatures. The certified reduced basis method provides both (i) a very inexpensive yet accurate output prediction, and (ii) a rigorous bound for the error in the reduced basis prediction relative to an underlying expensive high-fidelity finite element discretization. The feasibility and efficiency of the method is demonstrated for three natural convection model problems: a scalar steady forced convection problem in a rectangular channel is characterized by two parameters — Pe´clet number and the aspect ratio of the channel — and an output — the average temperature over the domain; a steady natural convection problem in a laterally heated cavity is characterized by three parameters — Grashof and Prandtl numbers, and the aspect ratio of the cavity — and an output — the inverse of the Nusselt number; and an unsteady natural convection problem in a laterally heated cavity is characterized by two parameters — Grashof and Prandtl numbers — and a time-dependent output — the average of the horizontal velocity over a specified area of the cavity.
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Reduced Basis Methods and a Posteriori Error Estimators for Heat Transfer Problems
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Rozza, G, Nguyen, CN, Patera, AT, & Deparis, S. "Reduced Basis Methods and a Posteriori Error Estimators for Heat Transfer Problems." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the InterPACK09 and 3rd Energy Sustainability Conferences. Volume 2: Theory and Fundamental Research; Aerospace Heat Transfer; Gas Turbine Heat Transfer; Computational Heat Transfer. San Francisco, California, USA. July 19–23, 2009. pp. 753-762. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2009-88211
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