RESEARCH PAPERS: Rock Mechanics/Drilling Mechanics

Variational Embedding Technique to Inward Solidification Subject to Convection and Radiation

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C.-K. Chen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China

Y.-M. Chang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yung Ta Junior College of Technology, Ping Tung, Taiwan, Republic of China

J. W. Cleaver

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England

J. Energy Resour. Technol 107(1), 135-137 (Mar 01, 1985) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231152 History: Received September 29, 1983; Revised June 25, 1984; Online October 22, 2009


The variational embedding method is presented for solving the solidified lines in the inward solidification of Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical systems with convection-radiation boundary conditions. Typical results are represented in graphical form for comparison.

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