The transient heat conduction in orthotropic medium is solved by using the DQEM to the spacial discretization and EDQ to the temporal discretization. In the DQEM discretization, DQ is used to define the discrete element model. Discrete transient equations defined at interior nodes in all elements, transition conditions defined on the inter-element boundary of two adjacent elements and boundary conditions at the structural boundary form a transient equation system at a specified time stage. The transient equation system is solved by the direct time integration schemes of time-element by time-element method and stages by stages method which are developed by using EDQ and DQ. Numerical results obtained by the developed numerical algorithms are presented. They demonstrate the developed numerical solution procedure.

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