, Volume 45, Issue 9, pp 1223-1231
Date: 23 May 2009

Numerical analysis for freezing/melting around vertically arranged four cylinders

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Freezing/melting of water/ice around vertically arranged four horizontal cylinders placed in a rectangular cavity is investigated numerically by using a commercial software package. Freezing/melting is affected by the bottom cylinder distance h from the cavity bottom and by a complicated natural convection as well as the interaction with the flow around each cylinder.