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A Meshless Approach Based upon Radial Basis Function Hermite Collocation Method for Predicting the Cooling and the Freezing Times of Foods

A. La Rocca1, H. Power1, V. La Rocca2, M. Morale2

The University of Nottingham, School of Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing Engineering, Nottingham, University Park,NG7 2RD, United Kingdom.
Universit `a degli Studi di Palermo, Dipartimento di Ricerche Energetiche ed Ambientali,Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo, Italy.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2005, 2(4), 239-250.


This work presents a meshless numerical scheme for the solution of time dependent non linear heat transfer problems in terms of a radial basis function Hermite collocation approach. The proposed scheme is applied to foodstuff's samples during freezing process; evaluation of the time evolution of the temperature profile along the sample, as well as at the core, is carried out. The moving phase-change zone is identified in the domain and plotted at several timesteps. The robustness of the proposed scheme is tested by a comparison of the obtained numerical results with those found using a Finite Volume Method and with experimental results.

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A. L. . Rocca, H. . Power, V. L. . Rocca and M. . Morale, "A meshless approach based upon radial basis function hermite collocation method for predicting the cooling and the freezing times of foods," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 2, no.4, pp. 239–250, 2005.

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