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.

Technische Universität Darmstadt

The Technische Universität (TUDA) Darmstadt is one of Germany’s leading technical universities. Its 306 professors, 4,300 employees and 26,000 students devote their talents and efforts to the research fields energy, mobility, communications and information technologies, housing and living conditions. TU Darmstadt is a founding member of TU 9, an association of Germany's largest technical universities. At present 64 FP7-projects are being carried out at TU Darmstadt.
The Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics (SLA) is one of 28 institutes in Mechanical Engineering at the TU Darmstadt. Headed by Prof. Cameron Tropea, there are approximately 50 employees at the institute, of which 5 are post-docs or more senior, 25 are doctoral students and 12 are technical staff. The SLA institute pursues research and education in the fields of aerodynamics, measurement techniques for fluid mechanics, atomisation and sprays and wetting phenomena. A strong link between theory, experiment and numerical simulation is a hallmark of research performed at SLA. The institute has been involved in numerous European projects, including EXTICE, HAIC, and in the near future MUSIC-HAIC, all focused on the phenomena of aircraft icing.

Role in the project

TUDA will participate in WP1, WP3, WP9 and WP10. In WP9 experiments will be performed on single supercooled liquid drop impact onto surfaces in order to deliver essential data for advancing impact and accretion models. The models will be developed in WP9, where TUDA will be responsible for the theoretical model development for accretion and shedding of SLD and for formulating them in a manner suitable for implementation into 2D and 3D icing codes. In WP10 TUDA will perform similar investigations with snowflakes, first participating in an exhaustive literature review of present knowledge (WP3).