A numerical study of three‐dimensional natural convection during freezing of water

G. H. Yeoh*, M. Behnia, G. de Vahl Davis, E. Leonardi

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Abstract

A numerical study of three‐dimensional natural convection with phase change in a rectangular parallelepiped is described. The fluid has temperature‐dependent variable properties. The governing equations are approximated by finite differences, second order in space and first order in time. A boundary‐fitted co‐ordinate system is implemented to predict the shape and the movement of the solid‐liquid interface. Preliminary results have been obtained for freezing of water in a cube for Rayleigh numbers in the range of about 105–106.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-914
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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