# Heat equation in 2D¶

This tutorial simulates the stationary heat equation in 2D. The example is taken from the pyGIMLi paper (https://cg17.pygimli.org).

import pygimli as pg
import pygimli.meshtools as mt


Create geometry definition for the modelling domain.

world = mt.createWorld(start=[-20, 0], end=[20, -16], layers=[-2, -8],
worldMarker=False)
# Create a heterogeneous block
block = mt.createRectangle(start=[-6, -3.5], end=[6, -6.0],
marker=4,  boundaryMarker=10, area=0.1)
# Merge geometrical entities
geom = world + block
pg.show(geom, boundaryMarker=True) Out:

(<matplotlib.axes._subplots.AxesSubplot object at 0x7f291d228dd8>, None)


Create a mesh from based on the geometry definition.

mesh = mt.createMesh(geom, quality=33, area=0.2, smooth=[1, 10])
pg.show(mesh) Out:

(<matplotlib.axes._subplots.AxesSubplot object at 0x7f291d6d4a58>, None)


Call pygimli.solver.solveFiniteElements() to solve the heat diffusion equation $$\nabla\cdot(a\nabla T)=0$$ with $$T(bottom)=1$$ and $$T(top)=0$$, where $$a$$ is the thermal diffusivity and $$T$$ is the temperature distribution.

T = pg.solver.solveFiniteElements(mesh,
a={1: 1.0, 2: 2.0, 3: 3.0, 4:0.1},
bc={'Dirichlet': {8: 1.0, 4: 0.0}}, verbose=True)

ax, _ = pg.show(mesh, data=T, label='Temperature $T$', cMap="hot_r")
pg.show(geom, ax=ax, fillRegion=False)

# just hold figure windows open if run outside from spyder, ipython or similar
pg.wait() Out:

Mesh:  Mesh: Nodes: 3011 Cells: 5832 Boundaries: 8842
Assembling time:  0.15
Solving time:  0.44099999999999995


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