Fast Algorithm for Prediction of Airfoil Anti-icing Heat Load


Many flight and icing conditions should be considered in order to design an efficient ice protection system to prevent ice accretion on the aircraft surface. The anti-icing heat load is the basic knowledge for the design of a thermal anti-icing system. In order to help the design of the thermal anti-icing system and save the design time, a fast and efficiency method for prediction the anti-icing heat load is investigated. The computation fluid dynamics (CFD) solver and the Messinger model are applied to obtain the snapshots. Examples for the calculation of the anti-icing heat load using the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) method are presented and compared with the CFD simulation results. It is shown that the heat loads predicted by POD method are in agreement with the CFD computation results. Moreover, it is obviously to see that the POD method is time-saving and can meet the requirement of real-time prediction.

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X. Bu, R. Yang, J. Yu, X. Shen and G. Lin, "Fast Algorithm for Prediction of Airfoil Anti-icing Heat Load," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4B, 2013, pp. 493-497. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B095.

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