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Hybrid Methods in Engineering

ISSN Imprimir: 1099-2391
ISSN En Línea: 2641-7359

Archives: Volume 1, 1999 to Volume 4, 2002

Hybrid Methods in Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/HybMethEng.v3.i4.20
14 pages

NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF SOLID-LIQUID PHASE CHANGE PROCESSES: THE NEED FOR BENCHMARK SOLUTIONS

Dominique Gobin
CNRS - EM2C CentraleSupelec Université Paris-Saclay 3, rue Joliot-Curie 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette France
Benoit Goyeau
CentraleSupélec
Sophie Mergui
Fluides, Automatique et Systemes Thermiques (FAST), Universites Paris VI et Paris XI-UMR CNRS 7608, Campus Universitaire, Bat. 502. 91405 Orsay Cedex, France

SINOPSIS

This article deals with a general discussion on the definition of comparison exercises in the field of solid-liquid phase change processes. There is a continuous effort in this area to develop new mathematical models and to provide accurate numerical simulation results. The main difficulty in benchmarking is to provide reference solutions, except in very simple cases. It is also shown that reference experiments, with well controlled boundary conditions and well documented measurements, are extremely scarce in the heat transfer literature. This article presents state-of-the-art of the validation attempts in the different subproblems raised by the simulation of a complete phase change process.