Event Type:

Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar

Date/Time:

Friday, October 3, 2008 - 05:00

Location:

Gilkey 113

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Abstract:

We consider a model of heat diffusion in the situation where there is a phase change arising from the freezing or thawing of the medium at a fixed temperature. After describing the phase relation between energy and temperature, we formulate the Stefan free-boundary problem which describes heat conduction subject to such constitutive assumptions on the phase relation between energy and temperature. The well-posedness as an evolution equation is briefly discussed.