The ICE GENESIS project is being carried out by a consortium (led by AIRBUS OPERATION SAS) made up of 30 EU and non-EU partners from 9 countries (France, Austria, Italy, UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and Japan).

Each ICE GENESIS partner offers the multi-disciplinary expertise which is required in order to impact the aeronautical sector and to provide the expertise needed to meet the expectations from the participants, the industry and the European Commission.

Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano is the largest polytechnic university in Italy, with over 40,000 students enrolled. According to QS ranking of 2018, Politecnico di Milano is in the top 10 university in Europe and in the top 50 university worldwide for Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering. The Department of Aerospace Science and Technology is actively engaged in several high-quality research fields. The focus of the research ranges from unmanned vehicles to rotorcraft, aircraft and spacecraft, and it also includes land vehicles, watercraft and wind turbines. The Department personnel is over 40 faculty and 100 post-doctoral fellows, PhD candidates, research assistants and technicians. Politecnico di Milano contributes to diverse H2020 projects in the aerospace field.

Role in the project

POLIMI will help develop new ice accretion models within WP9 and WP10, to be implemented in the PoliMIce ice accretion suite. In WP9 and WP10, the PoliMIce software will be applied to the simulation of both 2D and 3D tests carried out within ICE GENESIS for code validation and cross-checking against software from other partners.
In WP9, the exact solution of the Stefan problem for the aircraft/ice/water file/air interface is used to compute the heat fluxes at the mock-up surface. In WP10, Uncertainty Quantification techniques are used in selected test conditions to assess the snow models. The PoliMIce software will be implemented in WP11 in industrial codes of ICE GENESIS partners.