EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF FREEZING AND MELTING OF FLOWING WARM WATER AT A STAGNATION POINT ON A COLD PLATE
A jet of warm water was directed against a cold surface producing in the vicinity of the stagnation point a uniform convective heat transfer coefficient. By providing
transient cooling of the surface, a layer of ice could be made to form on it or an existing layer to melt. The ice thickness variation with time was measured and compared well with a transient analysis carried out for a convective boundary condition at the solid-liquid interface. The convective heat transfer coefficient
was determined experimentally at steady state conditions. The analysis predicted the transient solidification adequately for engineering applications.