Experimental determination of thermal conductivity of low-density ice

Willard D. Coles
naca-tn-3143
Mar 1954


The thermal conductivity of low-density ice has been computed from data obtained in an experimental investigation of the heat transfer and mass transfer by sublimation for an iced surface on a flat plate in a high-velocity tangential airstream. The results are compared with data from several sources on the thermal conductivity of packed-snow values, and the extension of the curves for snow to the solid ice regime indicates that the curves are applicable to ice over the entire density range.

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