NRC’s ICE-MACR 2018-2023: What Has Been Learned So Far

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International Conference on Icing of Aircraft, Engines, and Structures
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The Ice Crystal Environment Modular Axial Compressor Rig (ICE-MACR) was developed by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) with support from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in response to the need to understand ice crystal icing of aircraft engines at high altitudes. Icing wind tunnel tests on static hardware lack some of the real physics of turbofan compressor such as centrifuging and fracturing of particles, and melting of particles due to compression heating, heat transfer through a casing wall, as well as annular geometry effects. Since the commissioning of ICE-MACR in 2019 new insights have been gained on the physics behind ice crystal icing of turbofan engines. Additionally, the results of various test campaigns have been used to validate engine ice accretion numerical codes. This paper summarizes the key insights into ICI of turbofans gained from the ICE-MACR to date.
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https://doi.org/10.4271/2023-01-1377
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13
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Neuteboom, M., Dumont, C., Mason, J., Chalmers, J. et al., "NRC’s ICE-MACR 2018-2023: What Has Been Learned So Far," Advances and Current Practices in Mobility 6(3):1249-1261, 2024, https://doi.org/10.4271/2023-01-1377.
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Jun 15, 2023
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2023-01-1377
Content Type
Journal Article
Language
English