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AN APPROXIMATE METHOD FOR SOLVING A MELTING PROBLEM WITH PERIODIC BOUNDARY CONDITIONS

ABSTRACT
An effective thermal diffusivity method is used to solve one-dimensional melting problem with periodic boundary conditions in a semi-infinite domain. An approximate analytic solution showing the functional relation between the location of the moving boundary and time is obtained by using Laplace transform. The evolution of the moving boundary and the temperature field in the phase change domain are simulated numerically, and the numerical results are compared with previous results in open literature.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2013-12-02
PAPER REVISED: 2014-04-16
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-07-15
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2015-01-04
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI1405679Q
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2014, VOLUME 18, ISSUE 5, PAGES [1679 - 1684]
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