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SAE AIR5666

Icing Wind Tunnel Interfacility Comparison Tests

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Organization: SAE
Publication Date: 1 October 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 108
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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.

Purpose

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 differences in ice shape and volume of accreted ice. Possible causes of the differences are discussed.

 

Document History

SAE AIR5666
October 1, 2018
Icing Wind Tunnel Interfacility Comparison Tests
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...
October 1, 2012
Icing Wind Tunnel Interfacility Comparison Tests
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...

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