Surface ablation in the impingement region of a liquid jet

Michael J. Swedish, Michael Epstein*, John H. Linehan, George A. Lambert, George M. Hauser, Larry J. Stachyra

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A theoretical and experimental investigation of a water jet impinging on a melting solid surface has been carried out. Ice, octane, p‐xylene, and olive oil served as the meltable solid materials, comprising a Prandtl number range of 5 to 2 800. An available laminar stagnation flow model was utilized to describe melting heat transfer in the jet impingement region. Melting rate measurements were found to agree quite well with the values predicted with this model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)630-638
Number of pages9
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • General Chemical Engineering


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