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Anti- and De-icing Surface Engineering

Technical Symposia: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H
Topical Symposia: TS1 | TS2 | TS3 | TS4 | TS5

Symposium Chairs

Alina Agüero Bruna, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, Spain,
Jolanta Sapienha, École Polytéchnique de Montréal, Canada,

Ice accretion creates a severe issue for several sectors, including aeronautics, maritime, powerlines, aero-generators, off-shore oil platforms, and construction, among others. It hinders operation and reduces engine efficiency, posing important economic and safety concerns, sometimes with catastrophic consequences. Extensive effort has been devoted to tackling this crucial, yet challenging, issue. Several ice protection technologies are presently in use, but most of them have inherent negative effects such as high energy consumption, increased weight, a negative environmental impact, and the need for frequent reapplication. Surface engineering can provide a better alternative by reducing or eliminating ice accumulation on one hand and as well as contributing to simplifying the current de-icing systems by facilitating ice-detachment once it is formed. This Topical Symposium aims at bringing together the ever-growing number of researchers working in this field who employ different strategies to surface engineering, materials, and methods to the poorly understood ice accretion process.




Sponsored by:
AVS Advanced
Surface Engineering