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Title: Frazil ice formation
Authors: National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research.
Ettema, R.
Karim, Fazle.
Kennedy, J. F. (John Fisher), 1933-
Keywords: Cold regions
Frazil Ice
Ice crystals
Ice formation
River ice
Lake ice
Laboratory tests
Mathematical models
Issue Date: Jul-1984
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 84-18.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: This report investigates the effects of turbulence and water temperature on frazil ice formation. The rate and quantity of frazil ice formed in a specified volume of supercooled water increase with both increasing turbulence intensity and decreasing water temperature. The influence of turbulence intensity on the rate of frazil ice formation, however, is more pronounced for larger initial supercooling. The turbulence characteristics of a flow affect the rate of frazil ice formation by governing the temperature to which the flow can be supercooled, by influencing heat transfer from the frazil ice to surrounding water, and by promoting collision nucleation, particle and floc rupture and increasing the number of nucleation sites. Larger frazil ice particles formed in water supercooled to lower temperatures. The particles usually were disks, with diameters several orders greater than their thickness. Particle size generally decreased with increasing turbulence intensity. This report develops an analytical model, in which the rate of frazil ice formation is related to temperature rise of a turbulent volume of water from the release of latent heat of fusion of liquid water to ice. Experiments conducted in a turbulence jar with a heated, vertically oscillating grid served both to guide and to calibrate the analytical model as well as to afford insights into frazil ice formation. The formation of frazil ice was studied for temperatures of supercooled water ranging from -0.9° to -0.05° C.
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