Compared with the conventional mathematical and physical models, the lattice Boltzmann (LB) method is an effective method to simulate the heat and mass transfer in porous media. Frost crystallization aggregation is a very complex process involving inconsistency of frost structures, crystal size distributions, the complex transient shapes, and other numerous influential factors. Assuming the frost is a special porous medium consists of ice crystals and humid air, a mesoscopic model is established to predict the behavior of frost formation based on the lattice Boltzmann equation. The moving boundary condition is adopted in the two-dimensional nine-speed (D2Q9) lattices. The influences of the cold flat surfaces temperature on frost formation process are investigated. The variation laws of frost density and frost layer height are obtained and discussed. Simulation results by the LB model are in agreement with the experiment data from the references.
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Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Frost Formation Process
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Sun, J, Gong, J, Li, G, & Gao, T. "Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Frost Formation Process." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Volume 1: Heat Transfer in Energy Systems; Thermophysical Properties; Theory and Fundamental Research in Heat Transfer. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. July 14–19, 2013. V001T03A020. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2013-17700
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