ICING COURSE 2012
Simulation Methods Used for the In-flight Icing Certification of Aircraft, Rotorcraft and Jet Engines
An International Course
Date: November 6 – 9, 2012
Location: École Centrale de Lyon Ecully, France,
Course fee: 1,900 US$ (Includes lunches and course material)
For an aircraft to obtain a type design certification, it must be demonstrated that it can sustain safe flight into known or inadvertent icing conditions. OEMs thus embark on complex icing certification campaigns that involve CFD, wind and icing tunnel testing, all three being considered “simulation”, prior to final demonstration of compliance through Natural Icing Flight Testing.
Modern CFD-Icing methods, working as a direct extension of CFD-Aero technologies, have become an indispensable, if not a primary tool, in the certification process. Such an integrated CFD-Aero + CFD-Icing + Tunnel Testing approach provides a cost-effective aid-to-design-and-to-certification, when made part of a well-structured compliance plan.
Using “advanced and realistic” 3D icing simulations, based on modern highly validated models allows the inclusion of icing requirements at the aerodynamic design stage, a more comprehensive exploration of the combined aircraft/icing envelopes, optimized ice protection system design, and targeted/focused/reduced wind and icing tunnels and flight tests. The end result is a faster and safer product that is easier to certificate.
This course illustrates the state-of-the-art of CFD applications of icing simulations and how to best integrate them in the certification toolbox.
The course is structured to be of equal interest to aerodynamics-, icing environmental systems-, and flight simulation-engineers, regulators, ACOs and DERs.
Detailed knowledge of CFD is not essential. The lectures cover the major aspects of in-flight icing simulation, ice protection system equipment, handling quality issues, as well as current (APP C) and upcoming (APP D & O) icing certification regulations.
The instructors bring an amalgam of knowledge, as scientists who have produced codes in current use and practicing engineers with experience in cost-effective methods for the simulation and certification of aircraft for flight into known icing conditions.
The course will be given in English.
Attendees will be provided with a very large and detailed set of notes.
The number of attendees may be limited, so come and meet the who’s-who of the aerospace industry, internationally.
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