Melting and Solidification

  • Amir FaghriEmail author
  • Yuwen Zhang


Solid–liquid phase changes, including melting and solidification, are treated in this chapter, starting with the classification of solid–liquid phase changes and generalized boundary conditions at the interface. Different approaches to the solution of melting and solidification problems are introduced, including exact, integral, and numerical solutions. Finally, solidification in contact melting is presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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