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A Numerical Model Of The Ice Melting Process

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM000291

Volume

29

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,049 kb

Author(s)

T.J. Scanlon

Abstract

This paper presents a numerical (CFD) model of vertical ice cylinders melting in water. Incorporated within the model are mechanisms to allow for the density inversion of water and a step-wise variation in the specific heat capacity at the solid-liquid interface to account for the phase change. The natural convection melting process appears to be reasonably well captured by the numerical model in comparison with experimental data. 1 Introduction The analysis of convective heat transfer with solid-liquid phase change is important in a broad range of scientific and engineering fields. These may be found in the solidification and melting phenomena commonly encountered in metallurgical processes, latent heat thermal energy storage, oceanography and nuclear reactor safety. Such a case involving heat transfer with phase chang

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