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Title: Preliminary calculation of the energy requirement for placing an instrument package under ice
Authors: Syracuse University. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.
Tien, Chi, 1930-
Keywords: Heat
Heat transfer
Heat transmission
Heat conduction
Ice melting
Mathematical models
Issue Date: Nov-1965
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Research report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 146.
Description: Research Report
Abstract: The. energy requirement for dispatching an instrument package through ice by thermal heating was estimated, and the feasibility of such an undertaking was determined. Heat fluxes were supplied through the bottom surface of the package as well as through the circumferential surfaces. The ice in contact with the package melts after sufficient heating, and as a consequence the package moves downward. With given assumptions, the energy requirement was estimated first by expressing the rate of melting (downward velocity of the package) in terms of the heat supplied through the bottom surface. With this information, the heat loss through the cylindrical surface was calculated. The sum of these two energy terms gives the total heat required.
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