Estimates and Computations for Melting and Solidification Problems

James M. Greenberg

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (2010)

  • Volume: 35, Issue: 4, page 607-630
  • ISSN: 0764-583X

Abstract

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In this paper we focus on melting and solidification processes described by phase-field models and obtain rigorous estimates for such processes. These estimates are derived in Section 2 and guarantee the convergence of solutions to non-constant equilibrium patterns. The most basic results conclude with the inequality (E2.31). The estimates in the remainder of Section 2 illustrate what obtains if the initial data is progressively more regular and may be omitted on first reading. We also present some interesting numerical simulations which demonstrate the equilibrium structures and the approach of the system to non-constant equilibrium patterns. The novel feature of these calculations is the linking of the small parameter in the system, δ, to the grid spacing, thereby producing solutions with approximate sharp interfaces. Similar ideas have been used by Caginalp and Sokolovsky [5]. A movie of these simulations may be found at http:www.math.cmu.edu/math/people/greenberg.html

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Greenberg, James M.. "Estimates and Computations for Melting and Solidification Problems." ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 35.4 (2010): 607-630. <http://eudml.org/doc/197440>.

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