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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering|
|State||Published - Jan 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Numerical Analysis
- Applied Mathematics