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A comparison of the finite difference and finite element methods for heat transfer calculationsThe finite difference method and finite element method for heat transfer calculations are compared by describing their bases and their application to some common heat transfer problems. In general it is noted that neither method is clearly superior, and in many instances, the choice is quite arbitrary and depends more upon the codes available and upon the personal preference of the analyst than upon any well defined advantages of one method. Classes of problems for which one method or the other is better suited are defined.
Document ID
19820015603
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Emery, A. F. (Washington Univ. Seattle, WA, United States)
Mortazavi, H. R. (Washington Univ. Seattle, WA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Research Center Computational Aspects of Heat Transfer in Struct.
Subject Category
FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG1-41
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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