International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Abstract: This paper presents a numerical framework for the highly accurate solutions of transient heat conduction problems. The numerical framework discretizes the temporal direction of the problems by introducing the Krylov deferred correction (KDC) approach, which is arbitrarily high order of accuracy while remaining the computational complexity same as in the time‐marching of first‐order methods. The discretization by employing the KDC method yields a boundary value problem of the inhomogeneous modified Helmholtz equation at each time step. The meshless generalized finite difference method (GFDM) or meshless finite difference method (MFDM), a meshless method, is then applied to the solution of resulting boundary value problems at each time step. Six numerical experiments in one‐, two‐, and three‐dimensional cases show that the proposed hybrid KDC‐GFDM scheme allows big time step size for a long‐time dynamic simulation and has a great potential for the problems with complex boundaries. In addition, some comparisons are also presented between the present method, the COMSOL software, and the GFDM with implicit Euler method.