Ranking of Thick Ice Shapes based on Numerical Simulation for Certification 2019-01-1944
The aim 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.
Marcus BARTH, Johan DEGRIGNY, James Brown, Fatih Tezok, Richard LEWIS, Nathalie ALEGRE, Isaac BARRIOS-GARCIA
Airbus SAS, Airbus Operations SAS, Airbus Operations Ltd
International Conference on Icing of Aircraft, Engines, and Structures