Title

The Method of Particular Solutions for Solving Inverse Problems of a Nonhomogeneous Convection-Diffusion Equation With Variable Coefficients

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Department

Mathematics

Abstract

A new version of the method of particular solutions (MPS) has been proposed for solving inverse problems for nonhomogeneous convection-diffusion equations with variable coefficients (IPCD). Coupled with the time discretization and MPS, the proposed method is a truly meshless method which requires neither domain or boundary discretization. Even though the final temperature is almost undetectable or is disturbed by significant noise, the proposed method can still recover the initial temperature very well. The effectiveness of the proposed inverse scheme using radial basis functions is demonstrated by several examples in 2-D and 3-D.

Publication Title

Numerical Heat Transfer Part A-Applications

Volume

61

Issue

5

First Page

338

Last Page

352