12 October 2022
TWI Webinar: Advanced Ice-Repellent Coating Systems for Aerospace
Ice accretion is of great concern within the aerospace industry, influencing flight operations and maintenance cost. The build-up of ice on leading edges can lead to a dramatic reduction in the lift and drag of the aircraft which increases fuel consumption. Whilst active icing protection systems are in place to ensure safety issues are addressed, this is at a high cost, with the application of de-icing fluid to a Boeing 737 aircraft costing ~$20,000 each time.
The webinar aims to present latest developments in anti-icing coatings industry, different techniques that can be used to characterise coating performance against damage and guidelines for fit-for-purpose coating selection.
Dr Anna Wojdyła-Cieslak, CEng
Principal Project Leader - Novel Polymer Technologies
Anna is a Principal Project Leader in the Novel Polymer Technologies department at TWI, involved in management and technical delivery of collaborative and Single Client Projects. She completed her PhD programme in February 2017 from Brunel University, in collaboration with TWI and National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC). Anna was the first PhD student that carried out research under NSIRC programme. Her research was focused on the development of novel assessment criteria for durability evaluation of highly repellent surfaces for the aerospace, power and marine sectors. Anna’s work is dedicated to development of advanced coatings that protect the surface against accumulation on unwanted materials (ice, debris, insects etc..).