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International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research

ISSN Print: 1064-2277
ISSN Online: 2152-5102

International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research


pages 568-577

Numerical and Experimental Study on Melting Heat Transfer of Liquid Ice in a Rectangular Cavity

S. Fukusako
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Masahiko Yamada
Hokkaido University
M.-H. Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

ABSTRACT

The melting characteristics of liquid ice in a rectangular cavity was studied numerically and experimentally. The liquid ice, mixture of ice particles and ethylene-glycol aqueous solution, was heated from one of the vertical walls of the cavity. The shape of the mush-liquid interface, melting rate, and local/mean heat-transfer coefficient at the heated vertical wall were observed, measured, and calculated under a variety of conditions of heat flux and initial concentration of aqueous binary solution. It was found that the formation of double-diffusive layers based on the thermal and solutal buoyancy forces exerted a great influence on the melting process of the liquid ice.