Preliminary Investigation of the Impact of Flight-Path Variability of Icing Conditions Upon the Critical Ice Shape 2007-01-3333
The Cranfield Icing Research Tunnel was used to carry out a preliminary study whose objective was to identify whether or not the introduction of flight-path variability could generate accretions notably different to the critical ice shape. A reference (critical) ice shape was generated under conditions obtained from Appendix C before variability was applied, firstly to LWC and secondly to temperature. The approach is presented and selected results are introduced in this paper. Results show that ice accretions produced under variable conditions can be notably different to the reference profile, and are potentially more detrimental aerodynamically.