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Improvement of an Altitude Test Facility Capability in Glaciated Icing Conditions at DGA Aero-engine Testing
ISSN: 1946-3855, e-ISSN: 1946-3901
Published June 15, 2015 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Hervy, F., Maguis, S., Virion, F., Esposito, B. et al., "Improvement of an Altitude Test Facility Capability in Glaciated Icing Conditions at DGA Aero-engine Testing," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 8(1):9-14, 2015, https://doi.org/10.4271/2015-01-2154.
The A06 test facility designed for combustor testing in altitude has been modified to be converted in an icing facility for probe testing. The objective was to be able to simulate ice crystals conditions at high altitude, high Mach number and low temperature. This facility has been upgraded in several steps extending the median size of the ice crystals produced and the ice water content range. The aero-thermal and icing capabilities have been assessed during commissioning tests. Finally, in order to prepare the calibration of the facility, some measurement techniques for cloud characterization have been selected or developed, especially for cloud uniformity measurement.