The MUSIC-haic project is being carried out by a consortium (led by ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab) made up of 14 partners from 4 different EU member states and the Russian Federation. The consortium consists of ONERA, CIRA, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Airbus Central Research & Technology), GE Deutschland Holding GmbH and their third party General Electric Company Polska Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia, Rolls-Royce plc, Safran Aircraft Engines, Airbus Operations SAS, Dassault Aviation, ANDHEO, ARTTIC and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & CO KG.


Short description of organisation : CIRA is a non-profit shareholding Consortium founded in July 1984 with public and private sector shareholders. The participation of research bodies, local government and aeronautics and space industries sharing a common goal has led to the creation of unique test facilities and of air and space flying labs. CIRA operates according to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). The Italian government has entrusted CIRA to manage the PRORA (Italian Aerospace Research Program). CIRA operates one of the largest icing wind tunnels in the world and therefore has a long and consolidate expertise in icing numerical and experimental simulation. As a member of the Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics (EREA), CIRA works in close co-operation with major European Aerospace Research Establishments.

Role in the project

CIRA will contribute to WP2, WP3 and WP4 by defining, updating and assessing new simulation models for ice crystals impact and accretion. The application range will be focused on probes. Within WP2, the main effort will be on the improvement of CIRA 2D icing code in terms of prediction of the IC impact characteristics, heat transfer mechanism from the substrate and shedding/erosion phenomena. Within WP3, CIRA three-dimensional simulation capabilities will be enhanced by first adapting the icing suite to the ice crystals environment, then implementing the most promising models from WP2 and finally assessing the new capabilities. In WP4, CIRA will participate to 3D tool selection and validation of representative test cases for probe installation effects.