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Analytical solution to the conduction-dominated solidification of a binary mixture
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 Title & Authors
Analytical solution to the conduction-dominated solidification of a binary mixture
Jeong, Jae-Dong; Yu, Ho-Seon; No, Seung-Tak; Lee, Jun-Sik;
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 Abstract
An analytical solution is presented for the conduction-dominated solidification of a binary mixture in a semi-infinite medium. The present approach differs from that of other solution by these four characteristics. (1) Solid fraction is determined from the phase diagram, (2) thermophysical properties in mushy zone are weighted according to the local solid fraction, (3) non-equilibrium solidification can be simulated and (4) the cooling condition of under-eutectic temperature can be simulated. Up to now, almost all analyses are based on the assumption of constant properties in mushy zone and solid fraction linearly with temperature or length. The validation for these assumptions, however, shows that serious error is found except some special cases. The influence of microscopic model on the macroscopic temperature profile is very small and can be ignored. But the solid fraction and average solid concentration which directly influence the quality of materials are drastically changed by the microscopic models. An approximate solution using the method of weighted residuals is also introduced and shows good agreement with the analytical solution. All calculations are performed for NHCl-HO and Al-Cu system.
 Keywords
Analytical Solution;Binary Mixture;Solidification Process;Eutectic;Method of Weighted Residuals;
 Language
Korean
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