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3D MUltidisciplinary tools for the Simulation of In-flight iCing due to High Altitude Ice Crystals

3D MUltidisciplinary tools for the Simulation of In-flight iCing due to High Altitude Ice Crystals

Objective

Icing is a major hazard for aviation safety. In the last decades an additional risk has been identified when flying in clouds with high concentrations of ice-crystals where ice accretion may occur on warm parts of the engine core, resulting in engine incidents such as loss of engine thrust, strong vibrations, blade damage, or even the inability to restart engines. Performing physical engine tests in icing wind tunnels is extremely challenging, expensive and currently limited to partial tests for engine components.

The need for the European aeronautics industry to use numerical simulation tools able to accurately predict ICI (Ice Crystal Icing) is therefore urgent and paramount, especially regarding the development of the new generation engines (UHBR, CROR, ATP) which are expected to be even more sensitive to the ICI threat than current in-service engines and for which comparative analysis methods will not be applicable any more.
MUSIC-HAIC will complete the development of ICI models, implement them in existing industrial 3D multi-disciplinary tools, and perform extensive validation of the new ICI numerical capability through comparison of numerical results with both academic and industrial experimental data.

The resulting capability will allow the replacement of physical tests by cheaper virtual tests, which would be easier to configure and run permitting substantial gains in development costs and allowing more design choices to be explored and de-risked.

Most importantly, MUSIC-haic will provide the aeronautical sector with the confidence to move away from a step-by-step incremental evolution of engine design to a more radical breakthrough approach, because the ability to simulate the behaviour of ICI on these designs with a high degree of confidence will be available. This will reinforce the competitiveness of the European aircraft and engine manufacturers. MUSIC-haic will also enhance the expertise of the scientific and research community on ICI.
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OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

Address

Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 957 142,50

Participants (12)

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CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 645 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 621 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 613 500

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY

Russia

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 345 930

GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 291 040

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 224 736,25

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 240 937,50

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 188 371,25

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 260 848,75

ANDHEO

France

EU Contribution

€ 131 751,25

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 286 365

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 767560

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2018

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 164 122,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 806 622,50

Coordinated by:

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France