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A coupled electro-thermal Discontinuous Galerkin method
Homsi, Lina mailto [Université de Liège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Interactions Fluide-Structure - Aérodynamique expérimentale >]
Geuzaine, Christophe mailto [Université de Liège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Applied and Computational Electromagnetics (ACE) >]
Noels, Ludovic mailto [Université de Liège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Computational & Multiscale Mechanics of Materials (CM3) >]
Journal of Computational Physics
Academic Press
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[en] Discontinuous Galerkin Method ; Electro-thermal coupling ; Nonlinear elliptic problem ; Error estimates
[en] This paper presents a Discontinuous Galerkin scheme in order to solve the nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations of coupled electro-thermal problems. In this paper we discuss the fundamental equations for the transport of electricity and heat, in terms of macroscopic variables such as temperature and electric potential. A fully coupled nonlinear weak formulation for electro-thermal problems is developed based on continuum mechanics equations expressed in terms of
energetically conjugated pair of fluxes and fields gradients. The weak form can thus be formulated as a Discontinuous Galerkin method.
The existence and uniqueness of the weak form solution are proved. The numerical properties of the nonlinear elliptic problems i.e., consistency and stability, are demonstrated under specific conditions, i.e. use of high enough stabilization parameter and at least quadratic polynomial approximations. Moreover the prior error estimates in the H1-norm and in the L2-norm are shown to be optimal in the mesh size with the polynomial approximation degree.
Union Européenne = European Union - UE = EU
This project has been funded with support of the European Commission under the grant number 2012-2624/001-001-EM. This publication reflects the view only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Computational Physics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Computational Physics 348, 2017, 231-258, DOI:10.1016/

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