Ice melting in a turbulent stratified shear flow

  title={Ice melting in a turbulent stratified shear flow},
  author={Louis-Alexandre Couston and Eric William Hester and Benjamin Favier and Adrian Jenkins and Paul R. Holland},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
In order to improve our understanding of ice melting in oceans, here we report an idealized numerical study of phase changes between a solid and an adjacent turbulent, stratified shear flow. We use the phase-field method to dynamically couple the Navier-Stokes equations for the fluid with the heat equation for the solid. We investigate the evolution of an initially-flat solid boundary overlying a pressure-driven turbulent flow. We assume a linear equation of state and change the sign of the… Expand
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