ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A MELTING PROBLEM WITH NATURAL CONVECTION.
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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The correlation by OToole 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. Author
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost