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Linn Karlsson

Luleå University of Technology
Fluid Mechanics
Fluid and Experimental Mechanics
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 493041
E806 Luleå


In my current project I am studying water droplets freezing on cold surfaces using a CFD-model. To my aid I have used the two software ANSYS FLUENT and ANSYS CFX. The applications for this type of project are found for example in the development of the rotor blades of a wind turbine, the development of the wings and propellers of an airplane and the development of safer roads for cars. For all of these areas, freezing rain is a problem that can give rise to unwanted icing. This kind of research can be seen as a first step to a better understanding of these kinds of problems. More specifically, I am studying the inner movement in the water as the droplet freezes and also the freezing time for the droplet as it is subjected to different outer conditions.


Article in journal

Comparing Internal Flow in Freezing and Evaporating Water Droplets Using PIV (2020)

Karlsson. L, Ljung. A, Lundström. S
Water, Vol. 12, nr. 5
Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary

The Internal Flow in Freezing Water Droplets (2020)

Karlsson. L
Article in journal

Experimental study of the internal flow in freezing water droplets on a cold surface (2019)

Karlsson. L, Lycksam. H, Ljung. A, Gren. P, Lundström. S
Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 60, nr. 12
Article in journal

Modelling the dynamics of the flow within freezing water droplets (2018)

Karlsson. L, Ljung. A, Lundström. T
Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, nr. 12, s. 3761-3769