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Finite Element Analysis Of Thermosolutal Multiphase Convection At The Solid-liquid Interface

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MB950371

Volume

13

Pages

7

Published

1995

Size

658 kb

Author(s)

G.F. Naterer

Abstract

A PHASES (PHysical Algorithm for Species - Energy Simulation) model is applied to solid - liquid phase transition problems with thermosolutal convection in the melt. The control-volume-based finite element method employs a mixture continuum formulation of the momentum, species and energy equations in the solid, melt and liquid regions. An implicit enthalpy-based procedure solves the species and energy conservation equations in conjunction with a phase itera- tion procedure and the binary phase diagram. The coupled mass - momentum equation set is solved with a simultaneous co-located variable technique for the multiphase pressure - velocity solution. Non-equilibrium and anisotropic in- terdendritic conditions are simulated in the numerical model. Thermosolutal convection a

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