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Accueil > Équipes de Recherche > Turbulence & Instabilités > Publications T&I > Publications T&I 2017

Article dans Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. (2017)

An efficient 1D numerical model adapted to the study of transient convecto-diffusive heat and mass transfer in directional solidification

VirgileTavernier, Séverine Millet, Daniel Henry, Valéry Botton, Ghislain Boutet, Jean-Paul Garandet

An efficient 1D numerical model adapted to the study of transient convecto-diffusive heat and mass transfer in directional solidification

We combine an effective diffusivity model with a numerical approach initially proposed by Meyer (1981) to simulate transient heat and mass transfer phenomena in a directionally solidifying Sn-Bi rod. This particularly efficient 1D numerical model is light enough to be used within the frame of optimization methods at reasonable numerical cost. This approach is tested against reference in situ measurements obtained under microgravity conditions during the Mephisto program. We simulate the final homogenization transient of several experimental runs with different pulling velocities. The solid/liquid interface temperature evolution with time is extracted from the simulations and compared with that obtained by Seebeck in line measurements. After optimization of the model the observed discrepancy between the simulated and measured data is less than 1.5%. This validates both the proposed very efficient 1D numerical approach and the consistency of the set of thermophysical parameters values for dilute Sn-Bi alloys.
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