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Icing Analysis

This analysis simply aims to qualify an aircraft to pass the FAA approval to make it suitable to fly in icing conditions. But that's not it. This further requires thorough analysis, study, research, and testing. The primary aircraft types that come across icing conditions are defense and private aircraft. Therefore, the sooner this condition is apprehended, studied, designed, and analyzed, the better from the passenger safety point of view.

Mars Exploration Pvt Ltd's way of incorporating the icing analysis is by software that superlatively guides and mentors students and edify them to the design methodology and implementation artistry from formulating ice protection equipment

Icing Buildup Safety Concerns

The mechanism of Ice buildup possesses the possibility to alter the aerodynamic properties of an aircraft to a significant extent, leading antennas to vibrate undesirably, which in turn causes terrible failure and danger. Furthermore, the termination of the engine's intake or the carburetor takes place.


When the Ice buildup occurs on the different parts of the aircraft, such as the wings, fuselage, and nose, then the most unwanted aerodynamic force persists in a huge amount, i.e., drag. As a result, the aerodynamic drag tends to increase on the aircraft, which results in causing the angle of the attack to produce reduced lift. And from the name: Reduced lift, it is pretty evident this is not what we desire to happen in the flight of an aircraft.


The variegated snow versions that accumulate on the wings caters to the formation of increased drag by upto 80 per cent and reduces lift by an amount percentage of 30 percent.


Now, various modish aircraft are already equipped with anti-icing measures, but what about their non-protected surfaces such as the antennas and flag hinges? These surfaces make for about 30 percent of the total drag concerning the icing.

Understand How Icing Affects Aircraft

The airport surveillance radar, i.e. ASR, completes the icing analysis in order to deliver a detailed understanding of the technique and conceptualization involved in studying the effects caused by icing on the aerodynamics of the aircraft.

MARS Icing Analysis Services

  • The dynamic Water droplet trajectories

  • Collection efficiency that incorporates the working of the droplet impingement


  • The act of aircraft predisposition through analysis

  • The act of ice accumulation through analysis

  • The generation and the study of the ice protection system design

Icing Analysis Tools

  • TECPLOT 360

  • LEWIS 3D

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