An Exact Solution of the Sublimation Problem in a Porous Medium

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Sui Lin

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8

J. Heat Transfer 103(1), 165-168 (Feb 01, 1981) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3244413 History: Received April 28, 1980; Online October 20, 2009


Sublimation problem with coupled heat and mass transfer taking place in a porous halfspace is defined and exact solutions for temperature and moisture distributions as well as the position of the moving sublimation front are obtained. The condition for the limitation of the sublimation process is also determined.

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