Scaling for icing wind tunnel tests and validation with numerical simulations

Özbek Yanmaz, Gizem
Özgen, Serkan
Objective of this study is to develop a scaling method that produces scaled ice accretions over a range of test conditions and to validate it for icing wind tunnel tests. A method for size and test-condition scaling that is based on similitudes of geometry, flow field, droplet trajectory, water catch, energy balance and surface water dynamics is validated using ANSYS® Fluent 18.0 CFD tool and icing code FENSAP-ICE. The ice shapes obtained are verified with experimental data and the scaling method is tested for several Appendix-C conditions. Comparisons of the reference and scaled results show agreement.
European Conference For Aeronautics And Space Sciences(EUCASS), (01 - 04 Temmuz 2019)


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G. Özbek Yanmaz and S. Özgen, “Scaling for icing wind tunnel tests and validation with numerical simulations,” presented at the European Conference For Aeronautics And Space Sciences(EUCASS), (01 - 04 Temmuz 2019), Madrid, İspanya, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: