Numerical simulation of airfoil ice accretion phenomena

Jeewoong Kim, Lakshmi N. Sankar, Christine M. Brown, Robert F. Kunz, Jules W. Lindau, Michael P. Kinzel, Richard E. Kreeger

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Abstract

Methods for aero-thermodynamic modelling of airfoil ice accretion are presented. With support from and collaboration with NASA and the DoD's Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, research teams at Georgia Institute of Technology and The Pennsylvania State University have developed modern CFD tools evolved from legacy icing models developed at NASA. These tools, based both on loosely and strongly coupled approaches, employ requisite methods for mesh generation, compressible aerodynamic CFD of the air flow, modeling of the kinematics, dynamics and thermodynamics of the droplets and liquid films, and the freezing and growth of the ice shape itself. An overview of the tools is presented along with selected validation studies. Advantages and shortcomings of the methods are discussed as are our teams' prospects for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Helicopter Society International - 2nd Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum, ARF 2013 and the 4th International Basic Research Conference on Rotorcraft Technology 2013, IBRCRT 2013
PublisherAmerican Helicopter Society International
Pages392-407
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781632662828
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2nd Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum, ARF 2013 and the 4th International Basic Research Conference on Rotorcraft Technology 2013, IBRCRT 2013 - Tianjin, China
Duration: Sep 8 2013Sep 11 2013

Publication series

NameAmerican Helicopter Society International - 2nd Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum, ARF 2013 and the 4th International Basic Research Conference on Rotorcraft Technology 2013, IBRCRT 2013

Other

Other2nd Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum, ARF 2013 and the 4th International Basic Research Conference on Rotorcraft Technology 2013, IBRCRT 2013
CountryChina
CityTianjin
Period9/8/139/11/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering

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Kim, J., Sankar, L. N., Brown, C. M., Kunz, R. F., Lindau, J. W., Kinzel, M. P., & Kreeger, R. E. (2013). Numerical simulation of airfoil ice accretion phenomena. In American Helicopter Society International - 2nd Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum, ARF 2013 and the 4th International Basic Research Conference on Rotorcraft Technology 2013, IBRCRT 2013 (pp. 392-407). (American Helicopter Society International - 2nd Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum, ARF 2013 and the 4th International Basic Research Conference on Rotorcraft Technology 2013, IBRCRT 2013). American Helicopter Society International.