Department of Graduate Studies
This research paper addresses an novel problem that has not been addressed in detail for many decades. Ice formation on aircraft has procedures and protocols to deal with expected and actual problems. Complex modern aircraft are equipped with a variety of techniques to remove Ice formation on an aircraft, especially the wings. The introduction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles has added an old problem, that of low speed and the lack of power to overcome losses in lift through ice formation. In this research the different types of Ice formation, how they combine and affect Lift and Drag are also addresses in theory and application. Furthermore, practical design and operational recommendations are made for take-off and landing.
American Journal of Engineering Research
Scholarly Commons Citation
McAndrew, I. R. (2016). Lift & Drag Reductions on Iced Wings During Take Off and Landing with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. American Journal of Engineering Research, 5(2). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/757