Aerodynamics and Aeronautics
Research on ice accretion on aircraft and wind turbine leading edges continues at VKI since the modification of the Cold Wind Tunnel CWT-1 to an icing wind tunnel. A new ice detection technique has been developed, and a patent-request has been submitted. Fundamental deicing studies are performed in collaboration with SONACA and ONERA. The transfer of this technology to wind turbine blades is the objective of one Romanian Ph.D candidate.