Experiences with parallel ice accretion simulations of airplane wings using openfoam

Akay, Hasan Umur
Edeeb, Seghaer Hossein
Özgen, Serkan
Ice accretion on aircraft components starts when an aircraft flies through atmospheric clouds containing supercooled liquid droplets, which have a temperature below freezing point but are still in a liquid state. Ice accretion occurs when water droplets impinge and freeze on the unprotected frontal regions of aircraft surfaces. The accumulated ice on aircraft components degrades the aircraft performance and causes serious flight problems. In this study, a computational fluid dynamics package is developed using open-source software. The created package is used to predict rime and glaze ice shapes on a wing airfoil for different icing condition cases. The results show a satisfactory agreement in ice shape prediction obtained using the OpenFOAM and the developed code THERMSOLVICE with the corresponding data in the literature. The effects of the formed ice on the aerodynamic performance are also investigated, showing significant changes at high angles of attack.
Citation Formats
H. U. Akay, S. H. Edeeb, and S. Özgen, “Experiences with parallel ice accretion simulations of airplane wings using openfoam,” presented at the International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics, (14 - 17 Mayıs 2019), Antalya, Türkiye, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/77567.