AN ENTHALPY METHOD FOR MELTING WITH SOLID BULK MOTION AND CONVECTION IN THE MELT Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • The present work deals with a novel enthalpy-method-based numerical model for simulating solid-liquid phase change processes that can be accompanied by solid bulk motion. This model involves a full solution of the conservation equations, namely, continuity, momentum and energy, and thus takes into account the effect of heat convection in the melt. It does not require the use of any arbitrary constants, like the" mushy zone parameter" in the enthalpy- porosity formulation. Moreover, it allows proper coupling between the solid bulk sinking motion and the flow in the melt. Thus, this model can be applied for close-contact melting (CCM) processes, where the solid bulk sinks and melts directly on a hot surface, and a thin- molten layer is formed between the solid and the surface. The model is implemented by using an original in-house MATLAB code, and discretized via the finite-difference method …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017