Study of Ice Adhesion Behavior of SK One Component Polyurethane
Ice adhesion causes many serious problems such as aircraft accidents, navigational issues on ships, and power loss on wind turbines. These challenges are mainly associated with the acute behavior of ice adhesion. The ice adheres when water seeps into the microscopic pores of the material substrate and freezes, thereby, forming an interlocking mechanism. Therefore, surface roughness has a significant effect on ice adhesion. In this study, an effort is being made to look at the ice adhesion over a non-toxic material SK One Component Polyurethane (SOCP) developed by China Institute of Water Resources & Hydropower Research (IWHR) in Beijing. The experimental analysis of ice adhesion will be carried out using four-point bending test set up in a cold room. The model will be analyzed theoretically using Euler–Bernoulli beam theory and the rule of mixtures. The experimental results will contain strain data gathered through data acquisition system using LabVIEW® software. In addition, numerical simulations will be performed using ANSYS® Workbench simulation software. The study will provide reliable data on the ice adhesion and build the basis for the application of SK One Component Polyurethane (SOCP) in the cold climate conditions.
Presentation held at The International Conference of Multiphysics (arranged by The International Conference of Multiphysics) in Zurich, 08.12.16 - 09.12.16.