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Differential quadrature method for time-dependent diffusion equation

Akman, Makbule
This thesis presents the Differential Quadrature Method (DQM) for solving time-dependent or heat conduction problem. DQM discretizes the space derivatives giving a system of ordinary differential equations with respect to time and the fourth order Runge Kutta Method (RKM) is employed for solving this system. Stabilities of the ordinary differential equations system and RKM are considered and step sizes are arranged accordingly. The procedure is applied to several time dependent diffusion problems and the solutions are presented in terms of graphics comparing with the exact solutions. This method exhibits high accuracy and efficiency comparing to the other numerical methods.