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 : The Technische Universität (TUDA) Darmstadt is one of Germany’s leading technical universities. Its 306 professors, 4,300 employees and 26,000 students devote their talents and efforts to the research fields energy, mobility, communications and information technologies, housing and living conditions. TU Darmstadt is a founding member of TU 9, an association of Germany's largest technical universities.

The Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics (SLA) is one of 28 institutes in Mechanical Engineering at the TU Darmstadt. Headed by Prof. Cameron Tropea, there are approximately 50 employees at the institute, of which 5 are post-docs or more senior, 25 are doctoral students and 12 are technical staff. The SLA institute pursues research and education in the fields of aerodynamics, measurement techniques for fluid mechanics, atomisation and sprays and wetting phenomena. A strong link between theory, experiment and numerical simulation is a hallmark of research performed at SLA. The institute has been involved in numerous European projects, including EXTICE and HAIC, both focussed on the phenomena of aircraft icing.

Role in the project

TUDA will participate in WP1 and WP2 and will lead the Tasks 1.1, 2.1 and 2.3. In WP1 experiments will be performed on single ice particle impact onto surfaces in order to deliver essential data for advancing impact and accretion models. These models will be developed in WP2, where TUDA will be responsible for the theoretical model development for accretion and shedding and for formulating them in a manner suitable for implementation into 2D and 3D icing codes.