Abstract Title

NextGen Anti-Ice

Faculty Mentor Name

Jacqueline R. Luedtke

Format Preference

Oral and Poster Presentation

Abstract

Most manufacturers in the aviation industry are focusing on anti/de-icing techniques to reduce the risk of inflight-icing. While current anti/de-icing systems get the job done, they are inefficient as they use a lot of energy that could otherwise be used for the betterment of engine efficiency. This was concluded from analyzing other experimental research journals and from personal interviews. It is also worth mentioning that anti/de-icing systems put extra weight on the aircraft due to the parts and pipes that have to be placed around the aircraft. This research paper focuses on an alternate strategy of anti/ de-icing that works by not having ice form on aircraft structures in the first place. This is accomplished by using hydrophobic/ superhydrophobic materials technology. This new technique of anti/de-icing has the potential to save a lot of time delays, money, weight, and energy, which could be used to increase the efficiency and safety of aircrafts because aircraft manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to reduce cost without sacrificing safety.

Poster Presentation

Invited Oral Presentation

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

4-8-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

4-8-2016 3:00 PM

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NextGen Anti-Ice

AC1-ATRIUM

Most manufacturers in the aviation industry are focusing on anti/de-icing techniques to reduce the risk of inflight-icing. While current anti/de-icing systems get the job done, they are inefficient as they use a lot of energy that could otherwise be used for the betterment of engine efficiency. This was concluded from analyzing other experimental research journals and from personal interviews. It is also worth mentioning that anti/de-icing systems put extra weight on the aircraft due to the parts and pipes that have to be placed around the aircraft. This research paper focuses on an alternate strategy of anti/ de-icing that works by not having ice form on aircraft structures in the first place. This is accomplished by using hydrophobic/ superhydrophobic materials technology. This new technique of anti/de-icing has the potential to save a lot of time delays, money, weight, and energy, which could be used to increase the efficiency and safety of aircrafts because aircraft manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to reduce cost without sacrificing safety.

Poster Presentation

Invited Oral Presentation