Icing code helps snow simulation – a strategic cooperation

AIT's expertise in the field of icing lies in numerical fluid mechanics. For example, they carry out analyses of ice accretion on aircraft structures as well as testing of aircraft aerodynamic properties. 

A relatively new field of research is snow simulation. This is done by using the icing code ICEAC2D developed by FH JOANNEUM. In addition, the validation database of AIIS is of great significance. 

Experimental results from the icing wind tunnel are compared with the numerical simulations. The generated validation results then flow back into the database. The effective collaboration between FH JOANNEUM and AIT resulted in a strategic partnership in 2018.