Simulation of ice accretion on airfoils during flight

J.E. Dillingh*, H.W.M. Hoeijmakers

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    In this study, a computational method is presented that computes ice accretion on airfoils in specified icing conditions. A good agreement is found with the ice shapes predicted by other computational methods. Agreement with the experimental ice shapes is fair. Also, the implementation and application of a mathematical model of a thermal anti-icing system in the ice accretion simulation code 2DFOIL-ICE is presented. The numerical code has proved to be able to calculate the main parameters of an airfoil anti-icing system, such as: solid surface temperatures (for the wetted region), runback water flow and convection heat transfer coefficient distributions along the external surface.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSAE International
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
    EventFAA In-Flight Icing/Ground De-Icing International Conference and Exhibition 2003 - Chicago, United States
    Duration: 16 Jun 200320 Jun 2003

    Publication series

    NameSAE Technical Papers
    PublisherSAE International
    ISSN (Print)0148-7191
    ISSN (Electronic)2688-3627


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