Melting of Ice on the Heating Plate with Split Fins

  • Hong, Hi-Ki (Department of Mechanical Engineering, KyungHee University) ;
  • Kim, Moo-Geun (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inje University)
  • 발행 : 2001.06.01


One of the important applications of a contact melting process is a latent thermal energy storage system owing to its high heat flux and small temperature variation. In some previous works, the split fins have been employed in order to enhance the melting rate. In the present work, the direct contact melting was experimentally investigated using an ice as specimen for both split and non-split fins. It was shown that the contact melting by split fins increases the melting rate compared to that of non-split ones.