Heat transfer analysis using a Green's function approach for uniformly insulated steel members subjected to fire

Zhihua Wang, Siu Kui Au, Kang Hai Tan

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Abstract

An efficient numerical approach is developed in this paper for heat transfer analysis of insulated steel members exposed to fire, characterized by one-dimensional conduction through an insulation layer. The numerical schemes make use of Green's function solutions of diffusion equations, and consequently no spatial discretization is involved. Two types of time-varying boundary conditions, namely, the essential (Dirichlet) and the natural (Neumann), are treated individually. Computational models are developed for boundary conditions of each type, in which the choice of sampling time does not have the numerical stability requirement imposed. The numerical algorithm can be implemented in an Excel spreadsheet for engineering use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1551-1562
Number of pages12
JournalEngineering Structures
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Green's function
Fires
Boundary conditions
Heat transfer
Steel
Spreadsheets
Convergence of numerical methods
Insulation
Sampling

Keywords

  • 1D analysis
  • Fire
  • Green's function
  • Heat transfer
  • Insulation
  • Steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Heat transfer analysis using a Green's function approach for uniformly insulated steel members subjected to fire. / Wang, Zhihua; Au, Siu Kui; Tan, Kang Hai.

In: Engineering Structures, Vol. 27, No. 10, 08.2005, p. 1551-1562.

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