DOI 10.15507/2079-6900.23.202104.444–460

Original article

ISSN 2079-6900 (Print)

ISSN 2587-7496 (Online)

MSC2020 80A19, 80M10, 80M35, 35Q79

On modelling of thermodynamic interaction of particles suspended in two-dimensional medium

A. O. Syromyasov, Yu. V. Ponkratova, T. V. Menshakova

Ogarev Mordovia State University (Saransk, Russian Federation)

Abstract. Analytical description of temperature distribution in a medium with foreign inclusions is difficult due to the complicated geometry of the problem, so asymptotic and numerical methods are usually used to model thermodynamic processes in heterogeneous media. To be convinced in convergence of these methods the authors consider model problem about two identical round particles in infinite planar medium with temperature gradient which is constant at infinity. Authors refine multipole expansion of the solution obtained earlier by continuing it up to higher powers of small parameter, that is nondimensional radius of thermodynamically interacting particles. Numerical approach to the problem using ANSYS software is described; in particular, appropriate choice of approximate boundary conditions is discussed. Authors ascertain that replacement of infinite medium by finite-sized domain is important source of error in FEM. To find domain boundaries in multiple inclusions’ problem the authors develop “fictituous particle” method; according to it the cloud of particles far from the center of the cloud acts approximately as a single equivalent particle of greater size and so may be replaced by it. Basing on particular quantitative data the dependence of domain size that provides acceptable accuracy on thermal conductivities of medium and of particles is explored. Authors establish series of numerical experiments confirming convergence of multipole expansions method and FEM as well; proximity of their results is illustrated, too.

Key Words: thermodynamic interaction, disperse medium, heat equation, multipole, asymptotic expansion, finite element method

For citation: A. O. Syromyasov, Yu. V. Ponkratova, T. V. Menshakova. On modelling of thermodynamic interaction of particles suspended in two-dimensional medium. Zhurnal Srednevolzhskogo matematicheskogo obshchestva. 23:4(2021), 444–460. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15507/2079-6900.23.202104.444–460

Submitted: 03.09.2021; Revised: 28.10.2021; Accepted: 16.11.2021

Information about the authors:

Aleksei O. Syromyasov, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, Differential Equations and Theoretical Mechanics, Ogarev Mordovia State University (68/1, Bolshevistskaya str., Saransk 430005, Russia), Ph.D (Physics and Mathematics), ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6520-0204, syal1@yandex.ru

Yulia V. Ponkratova, Master student, Department of Applied Mathematics, Differential Equations and Theoretical Mechanics, Ogarev Mordovia State University (68/1, Bolshevistskaya str., Saransk 430005, Russia), ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0741-1262, ponkratova-yuliya@mail.ru

Tatyana V. Menshakova, Ph.D. student, Department of Applied Mathematics, Differential Equations and Theoretical Mechanics, Ogarev Mordovia State University (68/1, Bolshevistskaya str., Saransk 430005, Russia), ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7728-7674, menshakova_94@mail.ru

All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.

Conflict of interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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