ill posed problems: inverse heat transfer
Hi everybody !
Can Fluent solve ill posed problems. I mean inverse heat transfer problem. i.e if I know what is the temperature of certain locations inside my domain (not on the surface) by inserting thermocouple and monitoring temperature with time. Can I use this data and calculate the heat transfer coefficient at the boundarys. Hope I have made myself clear. If anyone has used fluent to do this please let me know how. Thanks in advance Rajeev 
Re: ill posed problems: inverse heat transfer
It could be possible if Fluent allows BC on nodes using UDFs. Read manual whether Temperature can be applied as BC on nodes!

Re: ill posed problems: inverse heat transfer
Unfortunatly you can't do that with fluent.
This problem is an inverse problem and can only be handle by an inverse code. As far as I know inverse methods in cfd are still under development due to the strong non linearity of the NS equation. I think that this problem have allready be debated in cfd online and that you will find more information by searching the database. 
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