The paper presents a generalized Transform Methods based Finite Element methodology for thermal analysis with emphasis on the computational aspects of heat transfer in structures. The purpose of this paper is to present an alternate methodology for thermal analysis of structures and therein outline the advantages of the approach in comparison with conventional finite element schemes and existing practices. The overall goals of the research however is aimed first towards enhanced thermal formulations and therein to provide avenues for subsequent interdisciplinary thermal/structural analysis via a common numerical methodology. Basic concepts of the approach for thermal analysis is described with emphasis on a Laplace Transform based finite element methodology.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|