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Experimental Investigation of Generic Ice Block Trajectories under Freestream Conditions

Kilian, Thomas (2018) Experimental Investigation of Generic Ice Block Trajectories under Freestream Conditions. CEAS Aeronautical Journal, 9, pp. 505-516. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s13272-018-0308-1. ISSN 1869-5590.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13272-018-0308-1


An experimental database of trajectories featuring idealized, simplified artificial ice blocks under freestream conditions has been created. It includes a variation of key parameters like the ice block geometry, density, freestream velocity and release angle of attack. The ice block's position and attitude were optically tracked using a system of two high-speed cameras and a dedicated post-processing routine. The work performed in the scope of the EU co-funded research project STORM aims at the validation and further development of current simulation tools for ice release and ice block trajectories in terms of their ability to cope with the high complexity and randomness of this phenomenon. These tools of different level of fidelity are currently used during the aircraft certification process to estimate the thread of large ice pieces released from the aircraft's surface impacting into downstream components. The major experimental findings are discussed in this article alongside first promising results from numerical trajectory simulations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/120142/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:This paper is based on a presentation at the German Aerospace Congress, September 13-15, 2016, Braunschweig, Germany.
Title:Experimental Investigation of Generic Ice Block Trajectories under Freestream Conditions
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Kilian, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1395-608XUNSPECIFIED
Date:23 May 2018
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Aeronautical Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 505-516
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Keywords:Aircraft icing, Ice block trajectories, Experimental aerodynamics
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 - Flight Physics (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Transport Aircraft
Deposited By: Kilian, Thomas
Deposited On:11 Jul 2018 10:11
Last Modified:30 Oct 2023 14:34

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