16 augustus 2021

ADSE participates in 47th European Rotorcraft Forum with a presentation on tiltrotor icing

ADSE participates in 47th European Rotorcraft Forum with a presentation on tiltrotor icing

The design of ice protection systems is evolving with the development of future generation aircraft.

Over the years, numerical icing prediction methods have become more established in addition to conventional environmental flight tests. The focus is shifting towards incorporation of icing characteristics early in the design.

EU Clean Sky 2 Programme TRINIDAT

ADSE has a track record for icing certification programs for conventional aircraft. To keep on track with the latest developments for icing testing and simulation, we invest and participate in R&D projects such as the EU Clean Sky 2 Programme TRINIDAT.

TRINIDAT stands for Tilt Rotor Inlet Innovative Design and Testing. The objective of this project is to design an engine air intake geometry that is optimised for maximal aerodynamic performance and minimal icing impact. This inlet is designed for the Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor (NGCTR) currently under development at Leonardo Helicopters.

trinidat 2

47th European Rotorcraft Forum

The numerical icing analysis of the geometry of the engine air intake has shown some interesting results for the NGCTR in cruise, conversion or VTOL mode. ADSE has written a research paper on this work, in cooperation with NLR and University of Twente. On September 8, 2021, the results will be presented at the 47th European Rotorcraft Forum.

For more details and registration for this virtual event, please visit www.erf2021.org.

More information

For more information about the work of ADSE and the services we provide, please contact Ellen Norde: ellen.norde@adse.eu.