Transient Two-Dimensional Problems Utilizing The Least Squares Algorithm

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J. C. Bruch

Mechanical and Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif.

R. W. Lewis

Civil Engineering Department, University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom

J. Heat Transfer 97(3), 467-469 (Aug 01, 1975) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450402 History: Received October 21, 1974; Online August 11, 2010


The least squares time-stepping algorithm, which has previously been shown by the authors to be competitive for one-dimensional problems, is applied to the solution of several two-dimensional examples having constant material properties. The results are compared against answers obtained using recurrence relationships based on the finite element and finite difference methods. Analytical results for one of the examples are also used for comparison. The least squares algorithm proved to be more accurate for equal values of time step especially in the large time step cases. It, however, requires more computer time and storage than the other methods used. Several other limitations of the scheme are also presented.

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