Velocity Profiles near a Vertical Ice Surface Melting into Fresh Water

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N. W. Wilson, B. D. Vyas

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

J. Heat Transfer 101(2), 313-317 (May 01, 1979) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450966 History: Received March 08, 1978; Online August 11, 2010


An experimental determination is made of the velocity profiles which result from the free convective melting of a vertical ice sheet into fresh water at temperatures in the range from 2.0°C to 7.0°C. The results suggest that upward flows exist for water temperatures below 4.7°C. Entirely downward flowing boundary layers are suggested for temperatures above 7.0°C. For intermediate temperatures, an oscillatory dual flow regime is indicated.

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