Computational modeling of ice cracking and break-up from helicopter blades

Zhang Shiping, Rooh Ul Amin Khurram, Habibollah Fouladi, Wagdi G (Ed) Habashi

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In order to reduce the danger of impact onto components caused by break-up, it is important to analyze the shape of shed ice accumulated during flight. In this paper, we will present a 3D finite element method (FEM) to predict the shed ice shape by using a fluid-solid interaction (FSI) approach to determine the loads, and linear fracture mechanics to track crack propagation. Typical icing scenarios for helicopters are analyzed, and the possibility of ice break-up is investigated.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication4th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
ISBN (Print)9781624101922
StatePublished - Sep 6 2012

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