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.


Technische Universität (TU) Braunschweig is the oldest institute of technology in Germany. The academic community comprises some 20,000 students and 3,500 university employees, core disciplines are engineering and natural sciences.

Affiliated to TU Braunschweig, the Institute of Fluid Mechanics focuses on both fundamental and applied research related to aerodynamics and fluid mechanics. With 26 scientific employees and 9 blue-collar workers, the institute offers a broad expertise in fluid mechanical theory, numerical and complex experimental methods and prototype manufacturing.

Role in the project

TUBS will lead WP1 Advanced experimental investigations to complement available data and Task 1.2 on Experimental investigation of heat transfer and accretion phenomena with the objective to provide missing data to improve, to calibrate and to validate ice crystal accretion models.

In Task 1.3, TUBS will focus their study on the first shedding mechanism, which is effective when the yield strength of the accreted ice layer is very small and is exceeded by aerodynamic stresses. TUBS will also contribute to WP2 to develop a comprehensive set of models for ice crystal impact, ice crystal accretion, erosion effects, heat transfer and shedding phenomena. TUBS will participate in WP5 to support the project dissemination activities and in WP6 to ensure the technical consistency and convergence towards the MUSIC-haic main objectives.