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A new look at the heat balance integral method. (English) Zbl 0992.80008
Summary: The heat balance integral method is a familiar technique for treating transport problems, particularly phase-change scenarios. Here a number of differences arising in the method’s implementation are investigated that result in quantitatively distinct solutions. As a consequence some guidance is provided for selecting the appropriate implementation of the method.

MSC:
80A22 Stefan problems, phase changes, etc.
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