A comparison of numerical models for one-dimensional Stefan problems

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In this paper, we present a critical comparison of the suitability of several numerical methods, level set, moving grid and phase field model, to address two well-known Stefan problems in phase transformation studies: melting of a pure phase and diffusional solid-state phase transformations in a binary system. Similarity solutions are applied to verify the numerical results. The comparison shows that the type of phase transformation considered determines the convenience of the numerical techniques. Finally, it is shown both numerically and analytically that the solid-solid phase transformation is a limiting case of the solid-liquid transformation. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Javierre, E., Vuik, C., Vermolen, F. J., & van der Zwaag, S. (2006). A comparison of numerical models for one-dimensional Stefan problems. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 192(2), 445–459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cam.2005.04.062

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