A Fundamental Study on Droplet Solidification

Haytham Buran, Sara Moghtadernejad, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840

This article is to serve as a general source of information on droplet solidification for engineers of different fields. Due to the problematic nature of icing in numerous disciplines, there has been a peak in interest into icing research. The effects of icing are sensed in many fields and to understand how to combat icing a basic understanding of the topic is needed. This paper provides examples of various industries being affected by icing such as the aero, wind power, agriculture, and HVAC industries. It also highlights the significant parameters which affect icing. These parameters are surface wettability, droplet shape and volume, air sheer speed, surface temperature, and drag forces. Understanding how they affect icing is a step towards a breakthrough anti-icing combatant. This paper is meant to serve as a fundamental study on droplet solidification. Thus, it is broad and provides the reader with the essential knowledge on the topic that can interest engineers of various disciplines. 

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Haytham Buran

Institution: California State University - Long Beach

Type: Poster

Subject: Engineering

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 6
Date/Time: Tue 2:00pm-3:00pm
Session Number: 4607