Numerical study of atmospheric ice accretion on rotating geometric cross sections with fins
ForfatterMughal, Umair Najeeb; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel
This paper describes the numerical study of atmospheric ice accretion on rotating geometric cross sections, circular, hexagon and square , all having fins, to select an optimum geometric cross section for use as a rotating part of a newly- proposed designed icing sensor. Computational fluid dynamics-based numerical analyses were carried out in this research work to understand and analyse the atmospheric ice growth on these rotating cross sections at varying operating and geometric parameters. A comparison of accreted ice profile shapes from numerical analysis was also made with the experiments, carried out at cryospheric environment simulator (CES), Shinjo Japan. A good agreement was found between numerical and experimental results.
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