A Comparison of Multiphase Flow CFD Methods for Simulating Liquid Water Concentration at Air Data Probe Fuselage Stations

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International Conference on Icing of Aircraft, Engines, and Structures
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Multiphase CFD simulations of air and water play a critical role in aircraft icing analysis. Specifically for air data sensors mounted near the front of an aircraft, simulations that predict the concentration of water surrounding an aircraft fuselage are necessary for understanding their performance in icing conditions. Those simulations can aid in sensor design and placement, and are central for defining critical conditions to test during icing qualification campaigns. There are several methods available in CFD that solve a multiphase flow field. Two of the most common methods used are Lagrangian and Eulerian. While these methods are similar, important differences can be viewed in the results, specifically in how the water shadow zones are predicted. This paper compares a Lagrangian and Eulerian CFD method for solving a multiphase flow field, and assesses their performance for use for analyzing installation locations and critical icing conditions of air data probes.
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https://doi.org/10.4271/2023-01-1390
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22
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Thangavel, S., and Cusher, A., "A Comparison of Multiphase Flow CFD Methods for Simulating Liquid Water Concentration at Air Data Probe Fuselage Stations," Advances and Current Practices in Mobility 6(3):1280-1301, 2024, https://doi.org/10.4271/2023-01-1390.
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Jun 15, 2023
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2023-01-1390
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Journal Article
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English