Partially melting of a levitated ice particle under forced advection-diffusion

Yiqiang Han, Shivuday Kala, Sihong Yan, Jose Palacios

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Experimental and analytical study of partially melting of ice particles are presented in this research paper. The partially melting behavior of ice particles after ingested by aircraft engines is complicated and needs to be studied for a better understanding of ice crystal problems. In this study, a total of 15 test cases were conducted under a controlled environment. The partially melting state was quantified using luminescence technique with the assistance of acoustic levitation. Analytical modeling of the process was then introduced. The model took the important parameters such as ambient temperature, relative humidity, saturated vapor density etc. into consideration to close the analytical solution. With the additional information from experimental measurements, the proposed model was shown to be effective in capturing the detailed features of experimental measured melting curves. The predictions overall melting time for the entire 15 cases were also found to be accurate with only with ±5% mean error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105586
StatePublished - 2018
Event10th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference, 2018 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 29 2018

Publication series

Name2018 Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference


Other10th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science


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