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Aeronautical engineering - 2019

Icing in aeronautics


This course will enable learners to gain an understanding of icing/the formation of frost and the related consequences, dangers and means of prevention.

At the end of this course, the participant will have an overview of the problems encountered by engineering offices and operational users, especially in aeronautics.


The course lasts 4.5 days (30 hours).

This includes a half-day visit to the Onera Midi-Pyrénées facility


The icing phenomenon is one of the most dangerous weather hazards and the cause of many accidents. Faced with this phenomenon, lucid decisions must be made by pilots during flights, operational managers when planning agendas, and flight and air traffic controllers. Aircraft architecture and equipment engineers and equipment vendors must accurately assess all constraints and technical solutions and understand the associated regulations. Official authorities are involved in establishing regulation.This course will benefit engineers from research/engineering offices for aircraft and parts manufacturing as well as organizations operating aircraft.


Course level: Basic

An understanding of general engineer-level training.


Philippe  VILLEDIEU:

Senior Research Fellow - Head of Icing Research at ONERA.


  • The physics of frost
    • Basics of meteorology
    • Formation of icing clouds
    • The Bergeron Effect
    • Physical properties of ice
  • Icing of aircraft and its consequences
    • Fuel icing
    • On-ground and in-flight icing
    • Contamination of profiles during take-off
    • Icing of fixed and rotating wings
    • Engine icing
    • Aerodynamic consequences of icing
  • Anti-icing protection systems
    • Hot air sampling systems
    • Electro-thermal systems
    • Pneumatic systems
    • Electromechanical systems
    • Pre-ground deicing protection fluid
  • International deicing regulations
    • Aircraft and engine certification rules
    • Compliance methods
    • Wind tunnel and in-flight testing
    • New regulations (SLD and crystals)
  • Testing techniques
    • Ground testing equipment
    • in-flight testing equipment
    • Icing wind tunnels
    • Similarity rules for small-scale testing
  • Modeling
    • Frost deposit calculation methodology
    • Modeling protection systems
    • Examples of application
    • SLD models, crystal models
  • Panel discussion/Summary


Scheduled in French:

TOULOUSE: September 30, to october 4, 2019

(Initially scheduled 24 to 28 June 2019)


For the English realization, please, consult us.


€2,340 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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