Solution of heat and mass transfer problems with non-linear coefficients

Tyumen State University Herald. Physical and Mathematical Modeling. Oil, Gas, Energy


2019, Vol. 5. №4 (20)

Solution of heat and mass transfer problems with non-linear coefficients

For citation: Aksenov B. G., Karyakin Yu. E., Karyakina S. V. 2019. “Solution of heat and mass transfer problems with non-linear coefficients”. Tyumen State University Herald. Physical and Mathematical Modeling. Oil, Gas, Energy, vol. 5, no 4 (20), pp. 10-20. DOI: 10.21684/2411-7978-2019-5-4-10-20

About the authors:

Boris G. Aksenov, Dr. Sci. (Phys.-Math.), Professor, Department of Industrial Thermal Power Engineering, Industrial University of Tyumen;

Yuri E. Karyakin, Cand. Sci. (Tech.), Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems, University of Tyumen;

Svetlana V. Karyakina, Cand. Sci. (Tech.), Associate Professor, Department of Business Informatics and Mathematics, Industrial University of Tyumen;


Equations, which have nonlinear nonmonotonic dependence of one of the coefficients on an unknown function, can describe processes of heat and mass transfer. As a rule, existing approximate methods do not provide solutions with acceptable accuracy. Numerical methods do not involve obtaining an analytical expression for the unknown function and require studying the convergence of the algorithm used. The value of absolute error is uncertain.
The authors propose an approximate method for solving such problems based on Westphal comparison theorems. The comparison theorems allow finding upper and lower bounds of the unknown exact solution. A special procedure developed for the stepwise improvement of these bounds provide solutions with a given accuracy.
There are only a few problems for equations with nonlinear nonmonotonic coefficients for which the exact solution has been obtained. One of such problems, presented in this article, shows the efficiency of the proposed method.
The results prove that the proposed method for obtaining bounds of the solution of a nonlinear nonmonotonic equation of parabolic type can be considered as a new method of the approximate analytical solution having guaranteed accuracy. In addition, the proposed here method allows calculating the maximum deviation from the unknown exact solution of the results of other approximate and numerical methods.


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