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Prettying Up the 3D Graph Output

Here I’ve prettied the graph up so the lines change color every 100 degrees F, and I’ve added a legend. I suppose I could choose consecutive colors with a bit more contrast.

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Graphing the Matrix Output

Here I continually run the heating routine for a piece with an initial temperature of 70 degrees in a furnace set to 2300 degrees. The temperature scale, expressed vertically, runs from 0-2500 degrees. The bottom of the piece, which sits … Continue reading

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How Quickly Can the Matrix Be Solved On Different Machines?

Today I ran 2750 iterations of the matrix on some additional machines. My 64GB iPad 3 runs a 1 GHz, dual-core, 32-bit, ARM Cortex-A9 and ran the test in 1.308 seconds on load and about 1.15 seconds on rerun. My … Continue reading

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How Quickly Can the Matrix Be Solved?

The solution was finally made to run last week. Today the question is how fast the thing runs. My feel for the answer to this question has to do with the context in which I first asked it. From 1994 … Continue reading

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Finally Solving the Matrix

Once we get all the parameters calculated and the matrix loaded, then we can finally solve the thing. Here’s how the code looks:

We start with a 7×7-node workpiece where the interior nodes are two inches wide and two … Continue reading

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Dimensions and Other Considerations Before We Solve the Matrix

Yesterday’s post showed how some of the constants and parameters are initialized or calculated. Today we’ll describe a few more. This exercise defines a cross-section of a steel billet that is 8 inches by 8 inches and divided into five … Continue reading

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Static and Dynamic Coefficients in Matrix Thermal Solutions

Recalling yesterday’s initial heat balance equation for each node: it should be noted that the values of both the specific heat and the thermal conductivity of steel are themselves functions of temperature. That means that these values need to be … Continue reading

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A Specific Example of Equations To Be Solved By Matrix

Dividing a cross-section of a steel billet into nodes, we can start by looking at the energy balance for each node: All this equation is saying is that the change in the quantity of energy in a given node per … Continue reading

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Implementing the Efficient Matrix Solution for Special Classes of Engineering Problems

Yesterday I described how to set up a matrix for efficient solution, today I’ll describe how to actually execute the solution. I plan to go back and revisit the intermediate steps but I wanted to show how this series of … Continue reading

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Efficient Matrix Solutions for Special Classes of Engineering Problems

There are a large class of analogous engineering problems that may be addressed with a particular mathematical solution. Fluid systems where volumes containing fluid are connected by fluid flows, mechanical systems where masses are connected by springs and dashpots (which … Continue reading

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