Investigation of effectiveness of air-heating a hollow steel propeller for protection against icing I : unpartitioned blades

Donald R. Mulholland, Porter J. Perkins
naca-tn-1586
May 1948


An investigation to determine the effectiveness of icing protection afforded by air-heating hollow steel unpartitioned propeller blades has been conducted in the NACA Cleveland icing research tunnel. The propeller used was a production model modified with blade shank and tip openings to permit internal passage of heated air. Blade-surface and heated-air temperatures were obtained and photographic observations of ice formations were made with variations in icing intensity and heating rate to the blades.

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