A mushy region is assumed to consist of a fine mixture of two distinct phases separated by free boundaries. For simplicity, the fine structure is here taken to be periodic, first in one dimension, and then a lattice of squares in two dimensions. A method of multiple scales is employed, with a classical free-boundary problem being used to model the evolution of the two-phase microstructure. Then a macroscopic model for the mush is obtained by an averaging procedure. The free-boundary temperature is taken to vary according to Gibbs-Thomson and/or kinetic-undercooling effects.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||European Journal of Applied Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|