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Super-IcePhobic Surfaces to Prevent Ice Formation on Aircraft

PHOBIC2ICE

Super-IcePhobic Surfaces to Prevent Ice Formation on Aircraft

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2015_SingleStage-A
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The accretion of ice represents a severe problem for aircraft, as the presence of even a scarcely visible layer can severely limit the function of wings, propellers, windshields, antennas, vents, intakes and cowlings. The PHOBIC2ICE Project aims at developing technologies and predictive simulation tools for avoiding or mitigating this phenomenon.

The PHOBIC2ICE project, by applying an innovative approach to simulation and modelling, will enable the design and fabrication of icephobic surfaces with improved functionalities. Several types of polymeric, metallic and hybrid coatings using different deposition methods will be developed. Laser treated and anodized surfaces will be prepared. Consequently, the Project focuses on collecting fundamental knowledge of phenomena associated with icephobicity issues. This knowledge will give better understanding of the ice accretion process on different coatings and modified surfaces. Certified research infrastructure (ice wind tunnel) and flight tests planned will aid in developing comprehensive solutions to address ice formation issue and will raise the Project’s innovation level.

The proposed solution will be environment-friendly, will contribute to the reduction of energy consumption, and will help eliminate the need for frequent on-ground de-icing procedures. This in turn will contribute to the reduction of cost, pollution and flight delay.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Fundacja Partnerstwa Technologicznego Technology Partners

Address: 
UL. PAWINSKIEGO 5A
02-106 WARSZAWA
Poland
EU Contribution: 
€689,713
Partner Organisations: 

Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh

Address: 
Ludwig-Boelkow-Allee 1
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€523,750

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior Deinvestigaciones Cientificas

Address: 
CALLE SERRANO 117
28006 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€151,571

Instituto Nacional De Técnica Aeroespacial

Address: 
Carretera de Ajalvir Km 4,5
28850 TORREJON DE ARDOZ
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€432,238
Technologies: 
Development phase: