Accession Number : AD0277539

Title :   A STUDY OF ICE SINTERING

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : KUROIWA,DAISUKE

Report Date : FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Whenever ice particles are brought together they will show a tendency to stick to one another forming necks (ice bonds) hich grow with time. his has been explained in several ways and most recently as due to a sintering process. The purpose of this report is to re-examine the mechanism which gives rise to the neck growth. Small ice spheres 20-500 microns in radius were used to study the growth rate of the ice bond at various temperatures in saturated air and kerosene environments. The results indicate that ice bonding or adhesio takes place as a result of solid diffusion (mass transfer) thus confirming the sintering process as the responsible mechanism.

Descriptors :   ADHESION, CRYSTALS, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE