Spray Bars to Help Test Engine Icing

Spray Bars to Help Test Engine Icing

Ron Colantonio (left), manager of a Atmospheric Environment Safety Technologies Project during NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, discussed with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden a latest contrast and investigate on aeroplane engine topping during a administrator’s Feb 2012 revisit to a center. Colantonio showed Bolden how a vast plane array of mist bars, such as those pictured, would evacuate a cloud of ice crystals in high-altitude, low vigour conditions that compare those an airliner competence knowledge in flight.

NASA scientists are ascent a investigate debate regulating moody and belligerent tests to solve this aviation mystery, in that ice crystals compared with warm-weather storms can be ingested into a core of a prohibited jet engine, warp and afterwards re-freeze. As incomparable amounts of ice build up, some of a ice can mangle off and means repairs inside a engine, or warp and means a engine to remove energy or close down altogether in a flameout.

Part of a investigate bid involves regulating a mist bars to copy a topping conditions in engines on a belligerent during a Propulsion Systems Laboratory during Glenn. Eventually, a full-scale engine will be mounted conflicting a bar array.

Image Credit: NASA/Marvin Smith