Multi-modal shear wave de-icing using fibre piezoelectric actuator on composite for aircraft wings

Abstract

The formation and accretion of ice on aircraft wings during flight can be potentially disastrous and existing in-flight deicing methods are either bulky or power consuming. This paper investigates the use of shear wave deicing driven by a macro fibre piezoelectric composite actuator on a composite plate typically used for aircraft wings. While the few existing research on this novel deicing approach focused on either theoretical studies or single frequency mode optimization that required high-excitation amplitudes, this study revealed that the use of multimodal excitation through broadband frequency sweeps has the potential to promote the chance of shear stress induced deicing at a relatively small excitation amplitude. The results reported here form the foundation for a pathway towards low power and lightweight deicing mechanism for in-flight aircraft wings.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/TMECH.2018.2862433
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
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Publication ISSN: 1083-4435
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2024 07:39
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 13:47
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2018-10-15
Published Online Date: 2018-08-02
Accepted Date: 2018-07-26
Authors: Shi, Yu
Jia, Yu (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9640-1666)

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