Accession Number : ADP001689

Title :   Surface Icing Research at AFGL,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Tattelman,Paul

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : There is a lack of objective measurements of ice accumulations on surface structures. Such observations are needed by the Air Force to develop a climatology of surface icing amounts for use in determining design criteria for exposed structures. Over the past several years, the AF Geophysics Laboratory has conducted tests of an ice detector, in a climatic chamber and in the field, to develop an objective method for estimating the amount of ice accumulating on cylinders. The results of the tests, and the relationships of ice accretion characteristics on cylinders 3, 13, 25, and 50 mm in diameter for differing synoptic conditions are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ice, *Ice formation, *Cold weather tests, Surface analysis, Test equipment, Cylindrical bodies, Ice formation indicators, Data acquisition, Field tests, Meteorological data, Simulation, Freezing, Graphs, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE