The Effect of Surface Wettability on the Defrost Process

  • Yang Liu
  • Francis A. Kulacki

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science book sub series (BRIEFSTHERMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yang Liu, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 1-2
  3. Yang Liu, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 3-21
  4. Yang Liu, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 23-39
  5. Yang Liu, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 41-48
  6. Yang Liu, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 49-63
  7. Yang Liu, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 65-103
  8. Yang Liu, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 105-108
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 109-116

About this book


This SpringerBrief presents a recent advancement in modeling and measurement of the effect of surface wettability on the defrost process. Carefully controlled laboratory measurements of the defrosting of cooled surfaces are used to reveal the effect of surface wetting properties on the extent and speed of frost removal by melting or slumping. The experiments are accompanied by visualization of frost removal at several defrosting conditions. Analysis breaks the defrost process into three stages according to the behavior of the meltwater. Surface wetting factors are included, and become significant when sufficient meltwater accumulates between the saturated frost layer and the surface. The book is aimed at researchers, practicing engineers and graduate students.


Defrost processes surface wettability visualization of frost melting visualization of slumping three-stage melting process

Authors and affiliations

  • Yang Liu
    • 1
  • Francis A. Kulacki
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School at ShenzhenTsinghua UniversityShenzchenChina
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02615-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02616-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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