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Design of a Test Bench for the Investigation of the Effect of Volcanic Ash on Aircraft Systems

Ebus, Tobias (2015) Design of a Test Bench for the Investigation of the Effect of Volcanic Ash on Aircraft Systems. DLR-Interner Bericht. DLR-IB 111-2015/18. Master's. RWTH Aachen. 95 S.

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Volcanic ash can provoke serious problems in aircraft and consequently in the air traffic. Within the framework of the project VolcATS (Volcanic ash impact on the Air Transport System) the Institute of Flight Systems of the DLR (German Aerospace Center) is investigating the effects of volcanic ash on aircraft systems. A particular emphasis is placed on disturbances on air data sensors as well as on navigation and communication systems of aircraft. The goal of this work is to identify relevant parameters which affect disturbances during volcanic ash encounters and to conceptually design a test bench in which these implications can be investigated under realistic conditions. This will enable the investigation of the blockage of Pitot-static systems (focus on Pitot tubes) and the electrostatic charging of aircraft components due to volcanic ash. In an iterative process a suitable test bench based on a wind tunnel is being developed considering relevant calculations and other design aspects. Additionally, possible measurement scenarios are elaborated to enable a detailed investigation of the desired quantities.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/101641/
Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Interner Bericht, Master's)
Title:Design of a Test Bench for the Investigation of the Effect of Volcanic Ash on Aircraft Systems
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Ebus, TobiasDLR - Institut für FlugsystemtechnikUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Number of Pages:95
Keywords:Volcanic Ash Encounter, Test Bench, Vulkanasche, Prüfstand
Institution:RWTH Aachen
Department:Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrt
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Systems and Cabin (old), L - Climate, Weather and Environment (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Test Instrumentation and IT
Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Nunes, Rafael Renno
Deposited On:11 Jan 2016 13:59
Last Modified:10 May 2016 23:40

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