In order to understand and model ice crystal icing (ICI) of aircraft turbofan engines, it is important to have a good understanding of every involved physical sub-process. One of these sub-processes is the fragmentation of ice particles which is shown in the high-speed videos produced by the icing lab of TU Darmstadt.
Last June, the SAE International Conference on Icing of Aircraft, Engines, and Structures took place in Minneapolis (USA). This quadrennial conference is where industry and academia join to discuss their latest results related to icing.
New trends, knowledge, and solutions were discussed in more than 160 oral presentations that dove into every aspect of icing. Many MUSIC-haic partners attended the conference presenting and chairing sessions, the two researchers Pierre Trontin (ONERA, WP2) and Norbert Karpen (Airbus CRT, WP1) were awarded with the Outstanding Oral Presentation Award for their contribution in the sessions “Appendix C: Modeling - Ice Accretion & Film” and "Test facilities: Icing Wind Tunnel Instrumentation".
The project partners met on 9th and 10th September 2019 in Darmstadt, Germany (meeting organisation supported by our partner TU Darmstadt).
Six months after the MUSIC-haic kick off meeting, the project partners as well as experts from NASA, NRC and FAA met on 27-28 March 2019 in Braunschweig, Germany.
This workshop organised by Dr. Stephan Bansmer from the Institute of Fluid Mechanics of TU Braunschweig on 25-26 March 2019 was a unique opportunity to bring together the best European and North American experts in physics, wind tunnel testing and numerical modelling of ice crystal icing phenomena but also representatives of the main industrial players and certification authorities.