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Title: Simulation of the supercooling process and frazil evolution in turbulent flows
Authors: Ye, SQ
Doering, JC
Keywords: supercooling
frazil ice
size distribution
concentration
turbulence
simulation
ICE FORMATION
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2004
Citation: 0315-1468; CAN J CIVIL ENG, DEC 2004, vol. 31, no. 6, p.915 to 926.
Abstract: A model to simulate the supercooling process and frazil ice evolution in a counter-rotating flume is developed based on a series of laboratory experiments. The characteristics of the supercooling process were found to be related to air temperature and flow turbulence. Frazil ice growth was observed to follow a log-normal distribution model. The model avoids the need to simulate seeding, secondary nucleation, flocculation-breakup, and gravitational removal. Only the overall heat balance is considered during the entire process. The simulations show good agreements with experimental time-temperature curves and frazil evolution.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2772
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/l04-055
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