Case Study: Ice Accretion on UAVs

uav-icing-meshJust as for manned aircraft, ice accretion on the lifting surfaces of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is a severe hazard that significantly limits their use. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods are a vital tool for understanding the effects of icing on UAVs. One of the most challenging tasks for the simulation is the generation of high-quality meshes of complex ice shapes.

Work being done at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is extending what we know about aircraft icing to UAVs by performing a large suite of simulations. Meshing for these simulations is automated through the use of Glyph scripting and combines both structured and unstructured meshing techniques.

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Read more of the case study How to Mesh a Frozen Drone at pointwise.com.

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