A Comparison Exercise of Ice Accretion Simulations with 2D and 3D Solvers 2007-01-3338
There are many different numerical approaches to ice accretion simulation. Little comparison has been made between those approaches to identify the best tool for a given application. This paper presents a comparison exercise between 2D codes (CANICE-BA and LEWICE) and 3D codes (CANICE3D-BA, LEWICE3D and FENSAP-ICE). It also compares the 3D first generation code (panel method with Lagrangian droplet trajectory tracking) CANICE3D-BA to the 3D second generation code (Navier-Stokes with Eulerian droplet tracking) FENSAP-ICE. The paper includes a description of the different methodologies. The first comparison exercise is done using three 2D cases for which experimental ice shapes are available. The second exercise addresses a water collection efficiency over an isolated tail for which experimental data is available. Finally, an ice accretion comparison is presented in a DLR4 wing-body configuration.