Accession Number : AD0782942

Title :   Experimental Study of Several Ice Heat Sink Concepts.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Stubstad,J. ; Quinn,W.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : An analytical and laboratory model study was conducted on the potential use of ice as a medium for storage of waste heat developed by a hardened underground defense installation during the time it was operating on a closed cycle system. The use of ice is an attractive concept because of its high heat storage capacity per unit volume and its associated low coolant water temperatures. Three ice configurations were studied; a solid ice cylinder with annular flow, an ice block-water mixture, and an ice cube-water mixture. All of these configurations are shown to be feasible with the solid ice cylinder yielding the best overall performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Guided missile silos, *Electric power plants, *Heat sinks, Hardened structures, Ice, Military facilities, Electric power plants, Cooling

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE