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KU Aerospace Short Course Program

Aircraft Icing: Meteorology, Protective Systems, Instrumentation and Certification

Instructors: Wayne R. Sand, Steven L. Morris
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Course Schedule

April 25-28, 2017, Seattle, Washington

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You can also bring this course to your workplace. Learn more about our on-site program.

Description

This course covers meteorology and physics of aircraft icing: forecasting, finding and avoiding icing conditions, designing and evaluating ice protection systems; and certification of aircraft for flight into known icing conditions.


Includes instruction, course materials, refreshments and lunches.
The course notes are for participants only and are not for sale.

Highlights

  • Description of aircraft icing, severity, types and photos
  • Atmospheric aerosols
  • Cloud physics of icing and conceptual cloud modes
  • Ground icing
  • Skew-T, Log P adiabatic diagrams
  • Assessment of icing potential
  • Critical icing parameters, theory and measurements
  • Meteorology of SLD icing
  • Finding and avoiding icing conditions
  • Discussion of sources and meaning of available forecast information
  • Ice accretion characteristics
  • Effects of ice on aircraft performance
  • Anti-ice and de-ice systems
  • Icing instrumentation and detection
  • Effect of SLD on aircraft
  • Engine icing considerations
  • Ice-testing methods
  • Certification and regulations
  • Conceptual methods

Who Should Attend?

Designed for aerospace engineers, flight test and design engineers, test pilots, line pilots, meteorologists, FAA engineers and Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), and program managers.

Times / CEUs

28.00 classroom hours
2.800 CEUs

Certificate Tracks

Aerospace Compliance, Aircraft Maintenance and Safety

Learning Objectives

  • Basic physics of aircraft icing
  • Basic understanding of the meteorology of aircraft icing
  • How to obtain icing forecast information to find or avoid icing conditions
  • Background and discussion of key aircraft icing accidents
  • An understanding of the icing problems associated with Supercooled Large Droplets (SLD)

Course Outline

Day One

  • Icing hazard description
  • Atmospheric aerosols
  • Cloud physics of icing
  • Ground icing, atmospheric cooling mechanisms
  • Conceptual cloud modes: convective clouds, stratiform clouds
  • Skew-T, Log P adiabatic diagrams

Day Two

  • Icing environment analysis using Skew-T, Log P
  • Assessment of icing potential
  • Critical icing parameters, theory and measurements
  • Meteorology of supercooled large drops (SLD icing)
  • Finding/avoiding icing conditions
  • New and current icing research
  • Internet resources

Day Three

  • Ice accretion characteristics
  • Effects of ice on aircraft performance
  • Anti-ice systems
  • De-ice systems
  • Icing instrumentation, icing environment
  • Icing detection

Day Four

  • Effect of SLD on aircraft
  • Engine icing considerations
  • Ice-testing methods
  • Certification and regulations
  • Computational methods
  • Review and discussion


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On-site Contact Information

To learn about bringing a course to your workplace, contact Sarah Williams, on-site program manager, for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal.
Email ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu
Phone 913-897-8782

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