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Wettability Engineered Surfaces for Anti-frosting Applications

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posted on 22.10.2017, 00:00 by Domenico Tortorella
In the present study, a carbon based, superhydrophobic coating is presented and its properties analyzed for anti-icing and de-icing applications. Thanks to its skin-heating ability, ease of manufacturing, and predictable behaviour, this composition demonstrates that it is a strong candidate to address the frosting problem. The surfaces are prepared in two variants, one as-is and one oil-infused; a performance comparison is carried out between the two.

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Advisor

Megaridis, Constantine M.

Department

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

Masters

Committee Member

Xu, Jie Asinari, Pietro

Submitted date

2015-08

Language

en

Issue date

21/10/2015

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