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Ranking of Thick Ice Shapes Based on Numerical Simulation for Certification
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published June 10, 2019 by SAE International in United States
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The objective of this paper is to present a numerical method to rank thick ice shapes for aircraft by comparing the ice accretion effects for different icing scenarios in order to determine the more critical ice shape. This ranking allows limiting the demonstration of the aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft in iced condition during certification to a reduced number of ice shapes. The usage of this numerical method gives more flexibility to the determination of the critical ice shapes, as it is not dependent of the availability of physical test vehicles and/or facilities. The simulation strategy is built on the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) and is validated based on a representative test case, both in terms of aircraft geometry and ice shapes. Validation against existing experimental results shows the method exhibits an adequate level of reliability for the ranking of thick ice shapes.
CitationBarth, M., Degrigny, J., Brown, J., Tezok, F. et al., "Ranking of Thick Ice Shapes Based on Numerical Simulation for Certification," SAE Technical Paper 2019-01-1944, 2019, https://doi.org/10.4271/2019-01-1944.
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