"Development and validation of simulation methods for ice and bird ingestion in plane engines"
Funding: Industria de Turbopropulsores S.A.
Project period: 2014 – 2017
Principal Investigator: Prof. Ignacio Romero (ignacio.romero(AT)imdea.org)
The project SIMUFOING between IMDEA Materials and Industria de Turbopropulsores (ITP) is aimed at the development of new simulation techniques that can be used to predict damage on plane engines due to the ingestion of hail and birds. The numerical methods will be validated with experimental data provided by ITP, and should be accurate enough to estimate structural failure of engine parts at a wide range of ingestion velocities. The Computational Solid Mechanics group at IMDEA Materials will be responsible for the dynamic simulations and the material model implementation.