Heat transport in Stokes' problem with melting: A two-layer approach

Arup Mukherjee, John G. Stevens

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We analyze the heat transport from a heated sphere as it melts its way through a solid medium. The work of Emerman and Turcotte [Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 26 (11) (1983) 1625-1630] is used as a starting point. A thermal layer is added beyond the melt layer to account more accurately for the heat transport to the surrounding medium. This two-layer approach allows us to estimate the extent of the melt region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1554-1562
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • Heat transport
  • Integral balance method
  • Stokes' problem
  • Thermal layer


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