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Title: Analytical and experimental study of a melting problem with natural convection
Authors: Yen, Yin-Chao.
Keywords: Ice
Ice melting
Phase transition
Thermodynamic properties
Heat transfer
Heat transmission
Heat convection
Mathematical analysis
Mathematical models
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.)) ; 234.
Description: Research Report
Abstract: The correlation by O'Toole and Silveston (1959) of natural convection heat transfer for fluids confined between two parallel horizontal plates has been extended to the case involving phase change. The new correlation, which is applicable for melting from below in a water-ice system, is described with special focus on theoretical considerations, estimation of heat flux, and the experimental and analytical results. In all experiments, bubble-free, homogeneous ice samples were prepared beforehand to assure reliable and reproducible results. In general, the results from theory and experiment are in close agreement.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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