Development of mixed time partition procedures for thermal analysis of structures

Wing Kam Liu*

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The computational methods used to predict and optimize the thermal‐structural behaviour of aerospace vehicle structures are reviewed. In general, two classes of algorithms, implicit and explicit, are used in transient thermal analysis of structures. Each of these two methods has its own merits. Due to the different time scales of the mechanical and thermal responses, the selection of a time integration method can be a difficult yet critical factor in the efficient solution of such problems. Therefore mixed time integration methods for transient thermal analysis of structures are being developed. This proposed methodology would be readily adaptable to existing computer programs for structural thermal analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-140
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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