An Experimental Study on Melting Process of Ice in a Rectangular Cavity with Different Wall Temperature

양벽온이 다른 장방형용기 내에서 얼음의 융해과정에 관한 실험적 연구

  • 임우택 (대우중공업 우주항공 연구소) ;
  • 김병철 (조선대학교 기계공학과)
  • Published : 1995.11.01


Melting process of ice in a rectangular cavity with different temperature walls has been studied experimentally. Front shape of ice and melting rate were affected by initial temperature of ice and variation of temperature distribution and density gradient. When the hot wall temperature was below $8^{\circ}C$, the melting rates were higher at the bottom than those of at the top due to the density inversion, but with increasing the hot wall temperature the melting rates at the top were affected by hot wall and were higher than those of at the bottom. When the initial temperature of ice was low, melting rates were low, but with increasing the time melting rates were almost the same with those of each initial temperature of ice.