Analysis of transient heat conduction in 3D anisotropic functionally graded solids, by the MLPG method.

*(English)*Zbl 1232.80006Summary: A meshless method based on the local Petrov-Galerkin approach is proposed for the solution of steady-state and transient heat conduction problems in a continuously non-homogeneous anisotropic medium. The Laplace transform is used to treat the time dependence of the variables for transient problems. The analyzed domain is covered by small subdomains with a simple geometry. A weak formulation for the set of governing equations is transformed into local integral equations on local subdomains by using a unit test function. Nodal points are randomly distributed in the 3D analyzed domain and each node is surrounded by a spherical subdomain to which a local integral equation is applied. The meshless approximation based on the Moving Least-Squares (MLS) method is employed for the implementation. Several example problems with Dirichlet, mixed, and/or convection boundary conditions, are presented to demonstrate the veracity and effectiveness of the numerical approach.

##### MSC:

80M25 | Other numerical methods (thermodynamics) (MSC2010) |

80M20 | Finite difference methods applied to problems in thermodynamics and heat transfer |

65M06 | Finite difference methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs |