Numerical simulation of melting of ice around a horizontal cylinder

C. J. Ho, S. Chen

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The problem of outward melting of ice around a horizontal isothermal cylinder is considered. A numerical model in which natural convection induced in the molten water encompassing density inversion is taken into consideration has been developed. Via finite-difference solution of the melting model, numerical simulation of melting of ice has been performed for the cylinder surface temperature Ti = 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10°C with cylinder radius of 25.4 mm. The results of the present simulation were found qualitatively valid when compared with the existing experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1359-1369
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Sept

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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