Heat and Mass Transfer in the Melting of Frost

  • William F. Mohs
  • 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-viii
  2. William F. Mohs, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 1-8
  3. William F. Mohs, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 9-20
  4. William F. Mohs, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 21-41
  5. William F. Mohs, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 43-55
  6. William F. Mohs, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 57-84
  7. William F. Mohs, Francis A. Kulacki
    Pages 85-96
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 97-97

About this book


This Brief is aimed at engineers and researchers involved in the refrigeration industry: specifically, those interested in energy utilization and system efficiency. The book presents what the authors believe is the first comprehensive frost melting study involving all aspects of heat and mass transfer. The volume’s description of in-plane and normal digital images of frost growth and melting is also unique in the field, and the digital analysis technique offers an advantage over invasive measurement methods. The scope of book’s coverage includes modeling and experimentation for the frost formation and melting processes. The key sub-specialties to which the book are aimed include refrigeration system analysis and design, coupled heat and mass transfer, and phase-change processes.


Digital Image Analysis Frost Growth Frost Melting Defrost Frost Thickness Frost Visualization Heat and Mass Transfer in Frost Growth Heat and Mass Transfer in Frost Melting

Authors and affiliations

  • William F. Mohs
    • 1
  • Francis A. Kulacki
    • 2
  1. 1.ChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20507-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20508-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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