28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-3.4.4
LABORATORY TESTING OF INSECT CONTAMINATION FOR LAMINAR FLOW APPLICATIONS USING AN INSECT-IMPACT TEST FACILITY
T. M. Young, E. F. Tobin, M. Kok
Univ. of Limerick, Ireland
Keywords: insect contamination, laminar flow, coatings
Materials and coatings to prevent or reduce the adhesion of insects, when subjected to high-speed impact (up to 100 ms-1), have been evaluated using bespoke laboratory test fixtures. The purpose was to investigate the resulting size of insect residue in the context of laminar flow applications and boundary layer transition.
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