Numerical simulation of an electrothermal deicer pad
- Marano, J. J.
- Mar 1, 1983.
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- A numerical simulation is developed to investigate the removal of ice from composite aircraft blades by means of electrothermal deicing. The model considers one dimensional, unsteady state heat transfer in the composite blade-ice body. The heat conduction equations are approximated by using the Crank-Nicolson finite difference scheme, and the phase change in the ice layer is handled using the Enthalpy method. To solve the system of equations which result, Gauss-Seidel iteration is used. The simulation computes the temperature profile in the composite blade-ice body, as well as the movement of the ice-water interface, as a function of time. This information can be used to evaluate deicer performance. The simulation can also be used to solve a variety of other heat conduction problems involving composite bodies.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19830015010., Accession ID: 83N23281., NAS 1.26:168097., and NASA-CR-168097.
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