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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||4th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference|
|Publisher||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)|
|State||Published - Sep 6 2012|