NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF ATMOSPHERIC ICE ACCRETION

Time-dependence enters into calculations of ice accretion on objects primarily through terms dependent on the initial conditions and size and geometry of the object. A numerical technique to include the time-dependence is described here as well as simulation of complex situations where the conditions vary, for example, along a helicopter rotor blade. Some results of varying droplet sizes, velocity, and droplet distributions are presented. These indicate the general dependence of ice accretion on these parameters as well as illustrate the utility of numerical techniques in seeing how these effects can influence the rates of ice accretion for particular initial conditions. /Authors/

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    • This paper appeared in TRB Special Report 185, Snow Removal and Ice Control Research. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Ackley, Stephen F
    • Templeton, Michael K
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 44-52
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
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  • Accession Number: 00193854
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM