Browse Publications Technical Papers 2023-01-1468

Roughness Parameter Optimization of the McClain Model in GlennICE 2023-01-1468

Aircraft icing remains a significant threat to aviation safety. Software that predicts the impingement and ice accretion on full aircraft geometries and aircraft components are in demand and NASA Glenn is committed to produce software that meets this need. One of the key parameters affecting an accurate prediction of iced geometry is the effect of ice roughness on the heat transfer coefficient. While many efforts have been made to implement the roughness in the flow solver, this report takes a correlation for roughness height distribution that is based on experimental measurements and demonstrates how to relate those measurements to an augmentation to the heat transfer coefficient provided by the flow solution. The outcome of this effort was the callibration of defaults for user supplied parameters to this correlation through comparison with 95 large glaze conditions from experiment by adjusting user-supplied parameters in the roughness augmentation equation.


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