Empirical heat transfer and frost thickness correlations during frost deposition on a cylinder in cross-flow in the transient regime

S. Sengupta, S. A. Sherif, K. V. Wong

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This paper reports on results of an experimental investigation where the emphasis was placed on obtaining empirical correlations for the frost thickness-time history and the heat transfer coefficient-time history for a cylinder in humid air cross-flow. The facility employed for the investigation consisted of a low-velocity wind tunnel comprised of a rectangular test section, a transition section and a honeycomb placed at the tunnel entrance. An external refrigerator was used to cool an antifreeze solution having a mixture of 90% methanol and 10% ethylene glycol. Measured parameters included, among other things, the heat transfer coefficient as well as the frost thickness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-624
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 10 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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