POINT SOURCE BUBBLER SYSTEMS TO SUPPRESS ICE

An analysis of a point source bubbler system used to induce local melting of an ice cover is presented. The analysis uses empirical results of bubbler plume experiments and impingement heat transfer results to determine the rate of melting at the underside of an ice cover. Through a simple energy budget analysis of the ice cover, the melting of the ice cover and resulting extent of open water are determined as a function of air temperatures, depth and air discharge of the source and water temperature. The analysis leads to a numerical simulation and an example simulation is presented.

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    Elsevier

    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Ashton, G D
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

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  • Accession Number: 00308740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM