Icing Wind Tunnel Interfacility Comparison Tests
|Publication Date:||1 October 2018|
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) presents and discusses the results of tests of three models in six icing wind tunnels in North America and Europe. This testing activity was initiated by the Facility Standardization Panel of the SAE AC-9C Aircraft Icing Technology Subcommittee. The objective of the testing activity was to establish a benchmark that compared ice shapes produced by icing wind tunnels available for use by the aviation industry and to use that benchmark as a basis for dialogue between facility owners to improve the state-of-the-art of icing wind tunnel technology.
The purpose of this AIR is to discuss the results of these tests. It documents that for any particular test-condition specifications the ice accretions produced in all of the participating facilities bore a broad resemblance to one another, but there were substantial facility-to-facility