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I am not an engineer but am trying to learn finite element analysis for solid materials - in particular heat conductivity for time dependent problems in 2-D for a single material. I am interested in the explicit Euler time marching, thus I believe I need a lumped capacity matrix?

I have finished a C++ program using 2-D Steady state heat conductivity, it is very simple (as I said I am not an engineer). Can anyone assist me in translating a 2-D code for steady state heat conductivity to a unsteady state (time dependent) version? Small words please , I am a computer scientist.

Thanks for any help.

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# 2-D Unsteady State Heat Conductivity

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