Natural icing of an axial-flow turbojet engine in flight for a single icing condition

Acker, Loren W
August 12, 1948

An investigation has been conducted in natural icing conditions to determine the effect of ice formations on the performance of an axial-flow turbojet engine. One flight was made in an icing condition in which the liquid-water content varied from 0.077 to 0.490 gram per cubic meter and the average droplet size varied from 5.4 to 12.1 microns. During a period of 60 minutes in icing, at an engine speed of 11,000 rpm, the tail-pipe temperature increased from 865 degrees to 965 degrees F. and the jet thrust decreased from 1950 to 1700 pounds. Near the end of the icing period, the engine was satisfactorily accelerated to take-off power.

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