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Ice Crystal Accretion Tool (ICAT) capabilities on heated NACA0012 Airfoil 2023-01-1388

The present paper showcases the predicting ability of an in-house 2D/ Quasi-3D steady state Ice Crystal Accretion Tool (ICAT) applicable for both heated and un-heated surfaces. The previously existing code for unheated surfaces, has been extended to heated scenarios with the inclusion of: 1) coupling with solid conduction model 2) inclusion of advanced models for crystal melting, water film modeling, sticking and erosion. The results obtained from ICAT are verified against the experimental results of heated NACA0012 airfoil, conducted in the icing wind tunnel of TU Braunschweig as part of MUSIC-haic project. ICAT predictions are found to be well in agreement with the ICI physics, which is proven with the various parameters addressed in this paper, such as tunnel temperature, ice crystal temperature, inlet melt ratio, heating power, etc.


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