Thermal Analysis of Ice Walls Built by Rapid Freeze Prototyping
Rapid Freeze Prototyping (RFP) builds ice parts by depositing and freezing water in a layer-by-layer manner. This paper presents a one-dimensional transient heat transfer model for a thin ice wall built by the RFP process. Closed-form solutions for temperatures of the ice wall during solidification of a layer of water are derived, which can be used to estimate the solidification time. Natural cooling of the ice wall after solidification of a water layer is also studied. The analytical solutions of heating and cooling of the ice wall agree well with both numerical and experimental results.
G. Sui and M. Leu, "Thermal Analysis of Ice Walls Built by Rapid Freeze Prototyping," ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Nov 2003.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.1621426
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Missouri Research Board
Keywords and Phrases
Ice; Rapid Freeze Prototyping; Rapid Solidification; Thermoanalysis
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