ICARUS: A general onedimensional heat conduction code
Abstract
A computer code for calculating one dimensional planar, cylindrical or spherical conduction heat transfer is described. The model can account for material phase change (solidification or melting, multiple material regions, temperature dependent material properties and time or temperature dependent boundary conditions. Finite difference techniques are used to discretize the differential equations. The resulting system of tridiagonal equations are solved using a standard tridiagonal reduction method. The equations are formulated so that the solution can be fully implicit, fully explicit or a user specified degree of mix. Six sample problems that compare numerical predictions to analytical solutions are discussed. Operation of the computer code and all input variables are described. Input file listings and typical edits for the six sample problems are given.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 July 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984STIN...8510310S
 Keywords:

 Computer Programs;
 Conductive Heat Transfer;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 One Dimensional Flow;
 Phase Transformations;
 Differential Equations;
 Predictions;
 Temperature Dependence;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer