Solution of the two-dimensional steady state heat conduction using the finite volume method

Morasata R., GÜLEREN K. M.

9th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2016, İstanbul, Turkey, 11 - 15 July 2016 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: ANSYS FLUENT®, CFD, CGM, FVM, PDE, Steady-state heat conduction
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


© 2016 9th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2016 - Proceedings. All rights reserved.This project aims to solve a two-dimensional steady-state diffusion problem by means of a home-made Finite Volume Method (FVM) code. This project solves the two-dimensional steady-state heat conduction equation over a plate whose bottom comprises different-sized fins in order to investigate the temperature distribution within a non-uniform rectangular domain. The plate is subject to constant temperatures at its edges. A code was developed to implement the FVM and obtain the temperature distribution over the domain. The code is structured according to the main CFD analysis steps: pre-processing, solution of equations, and post-processing. The set of equations were solved using the iterative Conjugate Gradient Method (CGM). Moreover, the problem was analyzed in ANSYS FLUENT® and the outputs of the two methods are compared.