Thermal diffusion analysis by using dual horizon peridynamics

Wang, Bingquan and Oterkus, Selda and Oterkus, Erkan (2020) Thermal diffusion analysis by using dual horizon peridynamics. Journal of Thermal Stresses, 44 (1). pp. 51-74. ISSN 0149-5739 (

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In this study, Dual Horizon Peridynamics formulation is presented for thermal diffusion analysis. Lagrangian formalism is utilized to derive the governing equations. The proposed formulation allows utilization of variable discretization and horizon sizes inside the solution domain which can result in significant benefits in terms of computational time. To demonstrate the capability of the Dual Horizon Peridynamics formulation, three different example problems are considered including a square plate with temperature and no flux boundary conditions, a square plate under thermal shock loading, and a square plate with an insulated crack. For all problems that are considered good agreement is obtained between peridynamics (PD) predictions and finite element method (FEM) results.