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Modelling phase change in a 3D thermal transient analysis

Haque, EEU and Hampson, PR 2014, 'Modelling phase change in a 3D thermal transient analysis' , The International Journal of Multiphysics, 8 (1) , pp. 49-68.

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A 3D thermal transient analysis of a gap profiling technique which utilises phase change material (plasticine) is conducted in ANSYS. Phase change is modelled by assigning enthalpy of fusion over a wide temperature range based on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) results. Temperature dependent convection is approximated using Nusselt number correlations. A parametric study is conducted on the thermal contact conductance value between the profiling device (polymer) and adjacent (metal) surfaces. Initial temperatures are established using a liner extrapolation based on experimental data. Results yield good correlation with experimental data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transient thermal analysis, Phase change, ANSYS
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Multiphysics
Publisher: Multi-Science Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1750-9548
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: PR Hampson
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 14:37
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:54
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