The analytical and experimental studies of the heat transfer around a vertical ice wall in fresh water near its maximum density temperature

Dutton, Catherine Robin (1985) The analytical and experimental studies of the heat transfer around a vertical ice wall in fresh water near its maximum density temperature. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The analytical as well as experimental investigations of the temperature and velocity distribution in fresh water along a vertical ice wall are carried out. The analytical investigation involves the simultaneous solution of the continuity equation, the Navier-Stokes equations for fluid motion in two-dimensions and the thermal energy balance equation, by a finite-difference technique. The general form of these equations can then be solved by the successive-substitution method on a digital computer. The experimental investigation involves taking temperature and velocity measurements through the boundary layer along the ice surface at various bulk fluid temperatures. -- The analytical and experimental results are compared, for both the temperature and velocity, the local and average heat transfer coefficients and the Nusselt numbers. -- The analytical model is then extended to other bulk fluid temperatures with predictions for the temperature and velocity profiles, the average heat transfer coefficients and the Nusselt numbers.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5414
Item ID: 5414
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 101-103.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1985
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Ice--Thermal properties; Fresh water--Thermal properties; Heat--Transmission--Mathematical models

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