Accession Number:

ADA172552

Title:

Applications of the Finite-Element Method to the Problem of Heat Transfer in a Freezing Shaft Wall,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

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Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

In this work numerical computations of heat transfer for freezing a shaft wall have been conducted. Both fixed mesh and deforming mesh finite-element methods are used. In the fixed mesh method, latent heat effects are accounted for through a delta function in the apparent heat capacity. In the deforming mesh method, an automatic mesh-generation technique with transfinite mappings is used, and in this method two different approaches are taken to evaluate the movement of the interface. The freeze-pipes are considered as point sources with irregular distribution. The advancement of the inner and outer boundaries of the frozen wall is found to be in agreement with the previously computed results. Keywords soils tunnels cold regions cold weather tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE