Swept-Wing Icing and Aerodynamics Research
Goal of Project
Improve the fidelity of experimental and computational simulation methods for swept-wing ice accretion formation and resulting aerodynamic effect.
- Generate a database of 3D ice-accretion geometry for icing code development and validation; and for aerodynamic testing..
- Develop a systematic understanding of the aerodynamic effect of icing on swept-wings including: Reynolds and Mach number effects, important flowfield physics and fundamental differences from 2D..
- Determine the level of geometric fidelity required for accurate aerodynamic simulation of swept-wing icing effects.