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Direct numerical simulations in material processing
Author(s): Getar Tryggvason; Damir Juric; Jaehoon Han; Steven L. Ceccio
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Paper Abstract

A unified approach for direct simulations of fluid flow, heat transfer, and phase changes is discussed. The method is based on writing one set of conservation equation for all phases involved, allowing arbitrary changes in material properties and adding singular terms at phase boundary to ensure that the correct boundary conditions are incorporated. This approach allows the conservation equations to ge solved on a fixed grid in a very efficient way. By explicit tracking of the phase boundary by a lower dimensional moving grid, the method is capable of producing accurate solutions for complex phase boundaries. Examples of simulations of the solidification of pure materials, binary alloys, and drops impinging on a solid surface are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2809, Space Processing of Materials, (12 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.244327
Show Author Affiliations
Getar Tryggvason, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Damir Juric, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Jaehoon Han, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Steven L. Ceccio, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2809:
Space Processing of Materials
Narayanan Ramachandran, Editor(s)

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