Recent events of high-altitude turbofan engine malfunctions characterized by sudden power loss and flameouts have been attributed to ice crystal formation in the compressor core. The understanding of ice accretion on rotor/stator blades is paramount and needs to be accounted for and integrated into the gas turbine design process.

Designing optimal anti/de-icing systems requires a detailed understanding of complex icing phenomena and their interaction with airflow and ingested particles. Regulatory certification processes are often underpinned with expensive ice tunnel and flight tests with limited data points. High-fidelity CFD/icing models can help engineers develop a better understanding of complex icing processes and design better systems at a fractional cost.

ANSYS icing solutions empower engineers with high fidelity CFD/icing models to account for ice accretion and flow interactions early in the design phase in a seamless manner while harnessing the power of high-performance computing. Attend this webinar to get an overview of ANSYS icing solutions with a focus on ice crystal formation in turbomachinery compressors.

Presented by: Kalyan Goparaju, Technical Support Engineer

Vinod Rao is a Senior Application Engineer at ANSYS, where he has been working for over six years on advanced aerospace, turbomachinery and automotive applications. His main areas of expertise include aeromechanics, aircraft icing, turbomachinery applications and aeroacoustics.

Shezad Nilamdeen is a Senior Developer at ANSYS. He has been working in CFD and turbomachinery icing physics for 10 years. He is the ANSYS representative and contact for the Engine Icing Working Group. Shezad holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University.