Title: TALTS: A general thermal analyser for lumped thermal systems

Authors: Shih-Shan Wei

Addresses: Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 90008-15-1, Lungtan, Taiwan, Republic of China

Abstract: Presented in this paper is a general thermal analyser for versatile heat transfer problems represented by lumped thermal systems. The analyser is mostly distinguished from existing thermal analysers by (1) using a flexible language to build the input data file, (2) being capable of deleting and adding submodels at any computation time, (3) being able to manipulate thermal and heat transfer properties in the computation, and (4) being accessible to third party libraries. The analyser is also suitable for solving any physical problem which can be both represented by a system of diffusion-typed equations and formulated as a conductance and capacitance network. In addition to the detailed description of using the thermal analyser, the compiler design for the specially developed language is also elaborated.

Keywords: compiler design; computer-aided engineering; CAE; heat transfer; lumped thermal systems; programming language; thermal analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1998.062191

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1998 Vol.11 No.1/2, pp.127 - 150

Published online: 01 Jun 2014 *

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