Rapid Freeze Prototyping (RFP) builds ice parts by depositing and freezing water in a layer-by-layer manner. This paper presents a one-dimensional transient heat transfer model for a thin ice wall built by the RFP process. Closed-form solutions for temperatures of the ice wall during solidification of a layer of water are derived, which can be used to estimate the solidification time. Natural cooling of the ice wall after solidification of a water layer is also studied. The analytical solutions of heating and cooling of the ice wall agree well with both numerical and experimental results.
Thermal Analysis of Ice Walls Built by Rapid Freeze Prototyping
Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. Manuscript received July 2003. Associate Editor: Y. Lawrence Yao.
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Sui, G., and Leu, M. C. (November 11, 2003). "Thermal Analysis of Ice Walls Built by Rapid Freeze Prototyping ." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. November 2003; 125(4): 824–834. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1621426
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