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Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Friday, January 9, 2009 - 04:00
Gilkey 113

The classical Stefan free-boundary problem describes the conduction of heat through a medium in which a phase change occurs at a prescribed temperature. Here is considered the more general case in which the freezing temperature lies strictly below the melting temperature, so the entropy is given by a hysteresis functional which permits super-cooling or super-heating of the medium. The model is developed and formulated as an evolution system in $L^1$, and well-posedness results are described.