- MOrega, AL.M. and Filip, A.M. and Bejan, A. and Tyvand, P.A., Melting around a shaft rotating in a phase-change material,
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 36 no. 10
pp. 2499 - 2509 .
(last updated on 2007/04/06)
In this paper we describe the thin-film melting of a block of solid phase-change material (the bearing) around a rotating cylinder (the shaft). The method is based on contact melting theory, which combines the Reynolds thin-film lubrication theory with an analysis of phase-change heat transfer in the melt.
Phase transitions;Melting;Shafts (machine components);Rotating machinery;