Simultaneous Identification of the Thermal Conductivity

and Two Heat Transfer Coefficient Using an Inverse Method


Y. Touhami*, M. Abdelkarim

Université de Béchar, BP 417 Béchar 08000 Algérie.

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Received: 23 December 2012; revised version accepted: 30 January 2013



     In this work, we present a numerical study to determine the thermal conductivity and two heat transfer coefficients concerning the studied system. An identification of these parameters is simultaneously led. These parameters are identified starting from the simulated and measured temperatures. The method is based on a convolution integral inversion technique and on a direct model of the Boundary Element Method. In this frame, the functional to minimize can be pondered by sensitivity coefficients.


Keywords: Linear thermal diffusion; Inverse problem; Heat source; Deconvolution; Boundary element method; Green function; Parameters identification; Sensitivity coefficients.

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