Study on Properties and Growth Rate of Frost Layers on Cold Surfaces

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I. Tokura, H. Saito, K. Kishinami

Department of Industrial Mechanical Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, Muroran 050, Japan

J. Heat Transfer 105(4), 895-901 (Nov 01, 1983) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3245679 History: Received July 28, 1982; Online October 20, 2009


An experimental study was carried out on the properties and growth rate of the frost layer which developed on a cooled vertical plate in free convective flow. Dimensionless parameters introduced by dimensional analysis were found to be effective in predicting frost densities, its thermal conductivities and growth rates. It was also found that the frost formation process can be divided into two periods if the frost growth data are correlated with the dimensionless parameters presented.

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