Engineering analysis of heat transfer during melting in vertical rectangular enclosures

Yeung Woon-Shing

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This paper presents a simple engineering analysis method for the heat transfer process during melting in a vertical rectangular enclosure. The analysis is based on the conduction layer approximate method (CLAM) previously applied to study natural convection without phase change in enclosures. Similar to most existing numerical schemes, the present model tracks the melting front during the melting process. However, detailed velocity and temperature fields are not required. Numerical results are generated with relative ease and insignificant computer times. Comparison is made with existing numerical studies and experimental data for the time development of the melting front and the melted fraction. Good agreement is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-696
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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