Accession Number : ADA119595

Title :   Conduction Phase Change Beneath Insulated Heated or Cooled Structures.

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Lunardini,Virgil J

PDF Url : ADA119595

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The problem of thawing beneath heated structures on permafrost (or cooled structures in non-permafrost zones) must be addressed if safe engineering designs are to be conceived. In general, there are no exact solutions to the problem of conduction heat transfer with phase change for practical geometries. The quasi-steady approximation is used here to solve the conductive heat transfer problem with phase change for insulated geometries including infinite strips, rectangular buildings, circular storage tanks, and buried pipes. Analytical solutions are presented and graphed for a range of parameters of practical importance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Conduction(Heat transfer), *Phase transformations, Structures, Buildings, Tanks(Containers), Pipes, Buried objects, Thermal insulation, Permafrost, Melting, Steady state

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE