Title

TURBULENT FREE CONVECTION ON A LARGE VERTICAL ICEWALL IN SEAWATER.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

12-1-1984

Abstract

A local-similarity analysis is made for turbulent free convection melting of a vertical ice wall in seawater. The ice wall is nominally many meters high and the water rather cold, simulating the melting of icebergs of large draft. The analysis leads to three coupled nonlinear differential equations for the velocity, temperature, and salinity distributions. Numerical results show that the salinity layer is thinner than the temperature layer, which in turn is much thinner than the velocity boundary layer. These thickness differences make shooting methods unreliable, so the system was uncoupled and then gradually recoupled with a small increasing parameter.

Publication Title

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)

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