Finite element developments for two dimensional multiple-interface phase change problems

Tianhong Ouyang, Kumar K. Tamma

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Finite element developments for multiple phase change problems in two dimensional models are presented for the fust time. The enthalpy method is used to simulate latent heat release in conjunction with fixed grid techniques. An unconditionally stable implicit method is used for the time integration. The affects of boundary conditions and the different phase regions on the multiple phase front developments are examined for numerous examples. Discussions and conclusions are appropriately addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1992
EventAIAA 27th Thermophysics Conference, 1992 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Jul 6 1992Jul 8 1992


OtherAIAA 27th Thermophysics Conference, 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge Dr. D.M. Curry, NASA-Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas for his encouragement and guidance. This research is supported by NASA-JSC/LESC, Excerpts of this research are supported in part by NASA-Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia under Grant NAG-1-808 and the Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force, Ohio. The authors are also very pleased to acknowledge support, in part, by the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) at the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Publisher Copyright:
© American Institute Of Aeronautics And Astronautics, Inc 1989.


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