A Collocation Finite Element Solution for Stefan Problems with Periodic Boundary Conditions


FILOMAT, cilt.30, ss.699-709, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2298/fil1603699k
  • Dergi Adı: FILOMAT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.699-709


In this study, we are going to obtain some numerical solutions of Stefan problems given together with time-dependent periodic boundary conditions. After using variable space grid method, we have presented a numerical finite element scheme based on collocation finite element method formed with cubic B-splines. The newly obtained numerical results are presented for temperature distribution, the position and the velocity of moving boundary. It is shown that the size of domain, oscillation amplitude and oscillation frequency which are situated at the boundary condition, strongly influence the temperature distribution and position of moving boundary. The numerical results are compared with other numerical solutions obtained by using finite difference method and they are found to be in good agreement with each other.