Simple Heat Equation solver
Updated 18 Mar 2023
Finite differences for the 2D heat equation
Implementation of a simple numerical schemes for the heat equation.
Applying the second-order centered differences to approximate the spatial derivatives,
Neumann boundary condition is employed for no-heat flux, thus please note that the grid location is staggered. Once the right hand side is obtained, the equation can be solved by the ODE suite. Here we use ode15s. Copyright 2015-2016 The MathWorks, Inc.
N = 50; % Number of grid in x,y-direction L = 4*pi; % Domain size % Grid point x = linspace(0,L,N); y = linspace(0,L,N); % Make it staggered. x = (x(1:end-1)+x(2:end))/2; y = (y(1:end-1)+y(2:end))/2; [X,Y] = meshgrid(x,y);
% Let's use MATLAB logo. % A variable u0 is defined at the center of each grid cell % thus the number of grid point is N-1. u0(:,:) = peaks(N-1); % Plot it handle_surf = surf(X,Y,u0); handle_axes = gca; handle_axes.ZLim = [-10,10]; handle_axes.CLim = [-10,10]; title('Evolution of MATLAB Logo by Heat equation');
dx = x(2)-x(1); % spatial grid size alpha = 2; % coefficient tspan = linspace(0,1,40); [t,u] = ode15s(@(t,x)getRHS(x,alpha,dx,N),tspan,u0(:));
Tn = length(t); u = reshape(u,Tn,N-1,N-1); filename = 'heat.gif'; for ii=1:Tn Z = u(ii,:,:); Z = squeeze(Z); handle_surf.ZData = Z; drawnow; frame = getframe(gcf); im = frame2im(frame); [A,map] = rgb2ind(im,256); if ii==1 imwrite(A,map,filename,'gif','LoopCount',Inf,'DelayTime',0.05); else imwrite(A,map,filename,'gif','WriteMode','append','DelayTime',0.05); end end
michio (2023). Simple Heat Equation solver (https://github.com/mathworks/Simple-Heat-Equation-solver), GitHub. Retrieved .
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