This article addresses the use of boundary element method in conjunction with minimal energy technique for solving a geometrical inverse heat conduction problem. The problem considered in this study is to estimate the unknown inner boundary position in an irregular-shaped hollow body of which the inner boundary surface is subjected to a specified temperature condition. For solving the problem, first boundary element equations are converted into the quadratic programming problem by minimizing the energy functional with a constraint, next a hypothetical inner boundary is defined such that the actual inner boundary is located interior of the hypothetical solution domain, then temperatures at hypothetical inner boundary are determined to meet the constraints of measurement error in inner surface temperatures, and finally boundary element analysis is performed for the position of an unknown boundary. Based on these main solution procedures, an effective detection algorithm is provided. In addition, the solution method is numerically tested to investigate the effects of measurement errors on the accuracy of estimation.
BEM Solution With Minimal Energy Technique for the Geometrical Inverse Heat Conduction Problem in a Doubly Connected Domain
Contributed by the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division and presented at the Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 22–26, 2001, of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. Manuscript received by the PVP Division, May 5, 2002; revised manuscript received September 9, 2002. Associate Editor: Y. W. Kwon.
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Choi, C., and Jo, J. C. (January 31, 2003). "BEM Solution With Minimal Energy Technique for the Geometrical Inverse Heat Conduction Problem in a Doubly Connected Domain ." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. February 2003; 125(1): 109–117. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1523890
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