A 3D mesh deformation technique for irregular in-flight ice accretion shapes

Andrew Pendenza, Wagdi G. Habashi, Marco Fossati

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

4 Citations (Scopus)


A three-dimensional mesh deformation scheme, based on frame analogy, is proposed in order to handle the large and irregular grid displacements typical of extended in-flight icing. The goal is to provide an approach that is robust enough to delay re-meshing or avoid it completely. The methodology is validated first in the case of large deformations typical of fluid-structure interaction problems, and is then assessed in aero-icing cases for its ability to preserve a good geometrical quality of the elements, especially at the fluid-solid interface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication44th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event44th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201420 Jun 2014


Conference44th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA


  • 3D mesh deformations
  • fluid-solid interfaces
  • fluid-structure interaction problem


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