Self-Similar Solidification of Binary Alloys
D.V. Alexandrov, A.A. Ivanov and A.P. Malygin
Department of Mathematical Physics, Urals State University, Ekaterinburg 620083, Russian Federation
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The self-similar crystallization process of a binary mixture from a cooled boundary is studied on the basis of two models with a planar front and mushy layer. Approximate analytical solutions of the process describing the solidification with a mushy layer are found. The theory under consideration is in good agreement with experiments carried out by Huppert and Worster for ice growing from aqueous salt solutions.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.115.795
PACS numbers: 44.05.+e, 81.30.Fb