Numerical analysis of rotor aero-acoustic characteristics for ice detection

Chen, X., Zhao, Q., Barakos, G. and Kusyumov, A. (2019) Numerical analysis of rotor aero-acoustic characteristics for ice detection. International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 18(6-7), pp. 596-620. (doi: 10.1177/1475472X19871531)

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In this work, rotors with artificial ice shapes are studied to develop an insight into the potential of acoustics-based ice detection. Using the Helicopter Multi-Block CFD solver, approximate ice shapes are added to the blades and the results are analyzed using the Ffowcs Williams–Hawkings method. Several candidate monitoring positions are assessed for acoustic sensors to be placed on the helicopter fuselage. The influence of ice on the aero-acoustic characteristics of a rotor is calculated, and parameters such as the ice amount and the icing position on the blade are quantified. It is concluded that an array of microphones is best for detecting potential icing position on the blades, and it should be located on top of the helicopter rear fuselage and along the tail-boom.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This study was co-supported by the National Natural Science Foundation Figure 34. Ice detection result obtained from the monitor array for UH-60A rotor in forward flight. 618 International Journal of Aeroacoustics 18(6–7) of China (nos. 11272150 and 11572156) and by the grant no. 9.1577.2017/4.6 of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George
Authors: Chen, X., Zhao, Q., Barakos, G., and Kusyumov, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:International Journal of Aeroacoustics
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1475-472X
Published Online:27 August 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Journal of Aeroacoustics 18(6-7):596-620
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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