Progress in Aircraft Icing and Aircraft Erosion Research


: Aerospace and System Engineering and Research
BISAC: TEC002000

The subject of aircraft icing has a major impact on aviation safety. In this book, interdisciplinary topics related to aircraft icing are addressed with a specific emphasis on various types of icing, ice formation, icing terminology used in aeronautical applications, and ice prevention systems. Through a historical overview, designated milestones of aircraft icing research, development of scientific solutions, and improvement of icing detection systems are revisited for the purposes of shedding light on icing physics and related flight applications. This book explores contributions made by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to aircraft icing and investigates a wide range of aircraft icing efforts including mathematical models of air-droplet two-phase flow and computational methods for droplet impingement, in addition to experimental research in icing wind tunnels. With objectives to expand the core area of aircraft icing to interrelated topics, the erosion terminology is addressed from an aeronautical perspective. Erosion research in the aviation industry and the threat of solid particle erosion damages to aircraft underlines opportunities and challenges to ensure aviation safety. This book is an essential reference book for aircraft icing, the interdisciplinary topics of icing physics, and erosion testing in aeronautical applications. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. A Review of Aircraft Icing in Aeronautics
Omid Gohardani (Springs of Dreams Corporation, Orange County, California, USA)

Chapter 2. Droplet Impingement in Aircraft Icing
R. S. Myong (Department of Aerospace and System Engineering and Research Center for Aircraft Parts Technology, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea)

Chapter 3. Icing Wind Tunnels: A Review
Omid Gohardani (Springs of Dreams Corporation, Orange County, California, USA)

Chapter 4. Erosion Research in Aeronautical Applications (pp. 65-82)
Omid Gohardani (Springs of Dreams Corporation, Orange County, California, USA)

Chapter 5. Solid Particle Erosion Resistant Hard Coatings for Gas Turbine Engine Applications
Qi Yang, Linruo Zhao (Prakash Patnaik, Aerospace Portfolio, National Research Council of Canada)

Chapter 6. Flight in Dusty Conditions
Theodore I. Lekas (Department of Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics, Hellenic Air Force Academy, Dekelia AFB, Dekelia, Attica, Greece)

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Audience: For professionals and non-professional interested in understanding the topics of aircraft icing and aircraft erosion research.

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