At the Institute of Aviation of the FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences in Graz an evening lecture was held on 8th of June 2021. After a general introduction to the phenomena of in-flight icing, project JOICE was presented, following an interesting discussion and exchange of experiences with in-flight icing. About 50 persons attended the evening lecture.
From 19 to 23 of April 2021 the SAE AC-9C Aircraft Icing Technology Committee meeting was held. SAE is a worldwide active association and standards developing organization for engineering professionals in various industries. The AC-9C Committee is focusing on developing standards and recommended practices in the area of aircraft icing. As part of the meeting, project JOICE was presented to the committee of international experts.
As part of JOICE a 2D wing mockup and a 3D wing mockup will be manufactured and tested in the RTA icing wind tunnel under relevant conditions. The mockups will be used to generate validation data for the numerical methods developed within the project and included in the validation database. For the 2D wing mockup a NACA 23012 geometry was selected. The 3D wing mockup will be a 65% scaled wingtip section of the NASA common research model.
Dowty Propellers, one of the worlds leading manufacturers for integrated propeller systems joins project JOICE as advisory board member.
The scope of the project and the planned reserach and development work was presented to the international advisory board.
The official kick-off meeting with all involved project partners was held and the upcoming project work reviewed. It was a succesful launch of the three year long project.