Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Experimental scaling study of an annular flow ice-water heat sink
Authors: United States. Army Facilities Engineering Support Agency
Stubstad, J. M.
Quinn, William F.
Keywords: Computerized simulation
Computer programs
Mathematical models
Heat sinks
Heat transfer
Heat transmission
Heat storage devices
Underground facilities
Underground construction
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 77-15.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: A laboratory experimental study was conducted on a scale model of an annular flow ice-water heat sink to be used to store the waste heat produced in a hardened defense installation operating in an isolated mode. The study examined: 1) scaling relationships for predicting the performance of prototype units using data from scale models, 2) the accuracy of a computer prediction technique developed during an earlier study, 3) the heat transfer phenomenon at the ice-water interface,and 4) some practical aspects related to the operation of a prototype installation. The scaling relationships and the computer program were found to be sufficiently accurate for use in developing a prototype sink design. During operation the scale model sink provided an almost constant low temperature source of coolant water for approximately one-half its useful life and thereafter behaved like an ordinary stored water reservoir type heat sink. No significant operational problems were discovered.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Appears in Collections:CRREL Report

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
CR-77-15.pdf11.39 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail