De-icing heat transfer along a horizontal cylinder immersed in a cold air flow with spraying seawater

Akihiko Horibe, Shoichiro Fukusako, Masahiko Yamada, Keiichi Narita

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An experimental study has been performed to investigate the de-icing heat transfer characteristics along a horizontal cylinder immersed within a cold forced air flow with spraying seawater. Experiments were carried out under a variety of experimental parameters such as air velocity, air temperature, droplet diameter, and spraying liquid content. The location of onset of the ice pieces was observed to change markedly according to the condition of droplet size and air stream. It was also found that the heat-transfer characteristics along the cylinder under de-icing conditions were mainly affected by sensible heat values of the impinging droplets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4209-4215
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number544
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes


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  • Mechanical Engineering

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