Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1993 12:00 PM

Description

Accretion of ice on aerospace structures is a problem affecting take-off safety and aerodynamic performance. The problem is of concern for commercial and military aircraft, on the runway and in flight, when adverse weather conditions allow ice formation to occur. Ice accretion also occurs on aerospace structures when cryogenic fuels are used, if defects in insulators allow cold spots to develop. In particular, ice formation on the space shuttle external tank can result in structural damage during launching if ice of appreciable mass detaches and impacts the orbiter surface.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

12A

Chapter

Chapter 4: Sensors and New Techniques

Section

New Techniques and Simulations

Pages

1161-1168

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-2848-7_149

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Quantitative thickness measurements of ice layers with remote IR detection

La Jolla, CA

Accretion of ice on aerospace structures is a problem affecting take-off safety and aerodynamic performance. The problem is of concern for commercial and military aircraft, on the runway and in flight, when adverse weather conditions allow ice formation to occur. Ice accretion also occurs on aerospace structures when cryogenic fuels are used, if defects in insulators allow cold spots to develop. In particular, ice formation on the space shuttle external tank can result in structural damage during launching if ice of appreciable mass detaches and impacts the orbiter surface.