Design, Calibration, and Test Methods for Turbine Engine Icing Test Facilities
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides descriptions of test procedures and established practices for the application, use, and administration of the conduct of icing testing for all types of turbine engines in conventional supercooled liquid (14 CFR Part 25 Appendix C) environmental conditions in ground test facilities (sea-level and altitude) for icing certification purposes.
Rationale: The aim of the document is to assemble and record the current knowledge and test processes for the use of the engine icing test facilities in support of airworthiness certification. There is a particular need to identify and understand the defined test processes that have the greatest influence on the accuracy of the results. The document will address the key concerns and illustrate some of the different types of approached used.