Comparison of Three Versions of Conjugate Gradient Method in Predicting an Unknown Irregular Boundary Profile
An inverse geometry problem is solved to predict an
unknown irregular boundary profile. The aim is to minimize the
objective function, which is the difference between real and
computed temperatures, using three different versions of Conjugate
Gradient Method. The gradient of the objective function, considered
necessary in this method, obtained as a result of solving the adjoint
equation. The abilities of three versions of Conjugate Gradient
Method in predicting the boundary profile are compared using a
numerical algorithm based on the method. The predicted shapes show
that due to its convergence rate and accuracy of predicted values, the
Powell-Beale version of the method is more effective than the
Fletcher-Reeves and Polak –Ribiere versions.
Boundary elements, Conjugate Gradient Method,
Inverse Geometry Problem, Sensitivity equation.