A methodology is set forth for the numerical solution of the transient freezing problem of a viscous power-law fluid flowing in a cold empty tube with a frozen layer forming on the inside tube surface. The fluid considered is the melt of a semicrystalline polymer with temperature dependent viscosity. The solution domain encompasses both the liquid and solid phases. Coordinate transformations are employed to immobilize and to straighten the moving, curved interface. An implicit finite difference method is empl…
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