Title

Thermal Analysis of Ice Walls Built by Rapid Freeze Prototyping

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri Research Board

Keywords and Phrases

Ice; Rapid Freeze Prototyping; Rapid Solidification; Thermoanalysis

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.


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