Author | : S. C. Gupta |

Publisher | : Elsevier |

Release Date | : 01 May 2017 |

ISBN 10 | : 9780444635815 |

Pages | : 550 pages |

Rating | : /5 ( users) |

The Classical Stefan Problem: Basic Concepts, Modelling and Analysis, Second Edition, provides the fundamental theoretical concepts, modeling, and analysis of the physical, mathematical, thermodynamical, and metallurgical properties of classical Stefan and Stefan-like problems applied to heat transfer problems with phase-changes, such as from liquid to solid. This self-contained work reports and derives the results from tensor analysis, differential geometry, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, physics, and functional analysis. The text is enriched with many appropriate references for in-depth background reading on theorems. Each chapter begins with basic concepts, objectives, and the directions in which the subject matter has developed. This is followed by detailed reviews of published works. This updated edition is fully revised, and contains more than 150 pages of new material on quasi-analytical solutions and methods of classical Stefan and Stefan-like problems. Provides both the phenomenology and mathematics of Stefan problems Bridges physics and mathematics in a concrete and readable way Presents well-organized chapters that start with proper definitions that are followed by explanations and end with references for further reading Includes both numerical and quasi-analytical solutions and methods of classical Stefan and Stefan-like problems