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Photo Gallery of Icing Physics


  

 

icing tunnel testing of dynamic ice accreting process over a cylindrical test model

 


 

(a). Over the upper surface of the airfoil

 

 (b). Over the lower surface of the airfoil

Glaze ice accretion process over a NACA0012 airfoil with airflow speed V=35m/s, T=-8°C, α = 5.0 deg. (Waldman & Hu, 2015)

 


 

              (a). airflow velocity V=15m/s                                       (b). airflow velocity V=20m/s                                                  (c). airflow velocity V=25m/s

Surface water rivulet/film flow over a NACA0012 airfoil pertinent to aircraft icing phenomena  (Zhang, Tian and Hu, 2015)

 


 

  

Comparison of water droplet impinging onto a surface with and without superhydrophobic coating (Waldman & Hu, 2014)

Effects of superhydrophobic surface (SHS) coating on the ice accreting process over an airfoil surface (Waldman & Hu, 2015)

 

     

DIP Measurements to reveal the dynamics of droplet impact process (Li & Hu, 2017)

 


 

 Rime ice accreting process (Tair=-15.0 OC; LWC=0.30 g/m3)

 Glaze ice accreting process (Tair=-15.0 OC; LWC=3.0 g/m3)

Wake characteristics behind a clean UAS propeller


Wake characteristics behind an iced UAS propeller

An experimental study on the dynamic ice accretion process over an UAV propeller at Vair=15m/s; W=4200rpm; (Liu, Li & Hu, 2017)

(a). Glaze icing condition of Vair=15 m/s, Tair=-5.0 OC; LWC=2.0 g/m3

(b). Rime icing condition of Vair=15 m/s, Tair=-15.0 OC; LWC=0.5 g/m3

An experimental study on the aero-engine icing(Li & Hu, 2017)



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