TY - GEN

T1 - Inverse analysis of thermal states from transient histories with nonlinear thermophysical properties

AU - Engels, D.

AU - Segall, A. E.

AU - Drapaca, C.

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - When thermal-shock is an issue, the underlying thermal states are often difficult to determine because the boundary conditions must be known. The solution is to use an inverse approach where the boundary conditions are determined from remote data. Unfortunately, the inverse path is inherently ill-posed and therefore sensitive to errors. Moreover, many inverse models are limited to only constant thermophysical properties. Fortunately, generalized solutions based on measured temperature histories can be used to determine the underlying thermal excitation via a least-squares determination of coefficients, even with temperature dependent properties. With this in mind, two situations were studied, namely were the thermal conductivity/diffusivity had either a increasing or decreasing temperature dependence that could be described by a cubic polynomial. In each case, temperatures were determined at a remote location from a finite element simulation with the inverse prediction showing excellent agreement with the prescribed surface temperature. The derived solutions appear to be well suited for many thermal scenarios provided the analysis is restricted to the time interval used to determine the polynomial.

AB - When thermal-shock is an issue, the underlying thermal states are often difficult to determine because the boundary conditions must be known. The solution is to use an inverse approach where the boundary conditions are determined from remote data. Unfortunately, the inverse path is inherently ill-posed and therefore sensitive to errors. Moreover, many inverse models are limited to only constant thermophysical properties. Fortunately, generalized solutions based on measured temperature histories can be used to determine the underlying thermal excitation via a least-squares determination of coefficients, even with temperature dependent properties. With this in mind, two situations were studied, namely were the thermal conductivity/diffusivity had either a increasing or decreasing temperature dependence that could be described by a cubic polynomial. In each case, temperatures were determined at a remote location from a finite element simulation with the inverse prediction showing excellent agreement with the prescribed surface temperature. The derived solutions appear to be well suited for many thermal scenarios provided the analysis is restricted to the time interval used to determine the polynomial.

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U2 - 10.1115/PVP2009-77049

DO - 10.1115/PVP2009-77049

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:77953205392

SN - 9780791843666

T3 - American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP

SP - 827

EP - 830

BT - Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference 2009

T2 - 2009 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2009

Y2 - 26 July 2009 through 30 July 2009

ER -