12. Phase-Change Problems

  1. David W. Hahn and
  2. M. Necati Özişik

Published Online: 28 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118411285.ch12

Heat Conduction, Third Edition

Heat Conduction, Third Edition

How to Cite

Hahn, D. W. and Özişik, M. N. (2012) Phase-Change Problems, in Heat Conduction, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118411285.ch12

Author Information

  1. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470902936

Online ISBN: 9781118411285



  • phase-change problems in Cartesian/cylindrical coordinates;
  • variable time step method in solving phase-change problems;
  • solidification in half-space, two-phase, Neumann's solution;
  • integral method of solution of phase-change


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mathematical Formulation of Phase-Change Problems

  • Exact Solution of Phase-Change Problems

  • Integral Method of Solution of Phase-Change Problems

  • Variable Time Step Method for Solving Phase-Change Problems: A Numerical Solution

  • Enthalpy Method for Solution of Phase-Change Problems: A Numerical Solution

  • References

  • Problems

  • Note