The conservation element and solution element (CE/SE) method, an accurate and efficient explicit numerical method for resolving moving discontinuities in fluid mechanics problems, is used to solve three-dimensional phase-change problems. Several isothermal phase-change cases are studied and comparisons are made to existing analytical solutions. The CE/SE method is found to be accurate, robust, and efficient for the numerical modeling of phase-change problems.
Application of the Conservation Element and Solution Element Method in Numerical Modeling of Three-Dimensional Heat Conduction With Melting and/or Freezing
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received by the Heat Transfer Division August 8, 2003; revision received June 18, 2004. Associate Editor: S. P. Vanka.
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Ayasoufi , A., Keith, T. G., and Rahmani, R. K. (January 26, 2005). "Application of the Conservation Element and Solution Element Method in Numerical Modeling of Three-Dimensional Heat Conduction With Melting and/or Freezing ." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. December 2004; 126(6): 937–945. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1795235
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