Computational modeling of ice cracking and break-up from helicopter blades
Online Publication Date2012-09-06
Print Publication Date2012-06-25
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AbstractIn 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.
Conference/Event name4th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference 2012