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Title: Applications of the finite-element method to the problem of heat transfer in a freezing shaft wall
Authors: Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Cryopedology
Liandi, Fu
Keywords: Finite-element analysis
Finite-element method
Heat transfer
Heat transmission
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 86-8.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: In this work, numerical computations of heat transfer for freezing a shaft wall have been conducted. Both fixed mesh and deforming mesh finite-element methods are used. In the fixed mesh method, latent heat effects are accounted for through a δ function in the apparent heat capacity. In the deforming mesh method, an automatic mesh-generation technique with transfinite mappings is used, and in this method two different approaches are taken to evaluate the movement of the interface. The freeze-pipes are considered as point sources with irregular distribution, The advancement of the inner and outer boundaries of the frozen wall is found to be in agreement with the previously computed results.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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