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

Type
Conference Paper

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

KAUST Department
KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory (KSL)
Core Labs

Online Publication Date
2012-09-06

Print Publication Date
2012-06-25

Date
2012-09-06

Abstract
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.

Citation
Shiping, Z., Khurram, R. A., Fouladi, H., & Habashi, W. (2012). Computational Modeling of Ice Cracking and Break-up from Helicopter Blades. 4th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference. doi:10.2514/6.2012-2675

Publisher
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Journal
4th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference

Conference/Event Name
4th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference 2012

DOI
10.2514/6.2012-2675

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