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Webinar: How UAV Icing Simulations Help With Ice Protection

Posted By: Andrea Alvarado
Date:Wed, 27 May 2020, 5:02 p.m.

FORT WORTH, TX – Pointwise has released a webinar hosted by neptech AB and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology entitled “Simulation of in-flight icing on UAVs.” This webinar explains how icing simulations are used on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to develop ice protection systems.

Watch the webinar:

Inflight icing is a severe hazard significantly limiting the usage of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) investigate icing on UAVs and develop mitigation technologies together with UBIQ Aerospace. This webinar introduces the issues of in-flight icing on UAVs and discuss the following topics

• Icing on UAVs

• Differences to icing on manned aircraft

• Simulation of icing and icing penalties

• Meshing of iced airfoils


At NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, we create knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life. NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik. NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines, and artistic activities. NTNU has eight faculties, the University Museum and University Library, 42 000 students, and 7600 full-time equivalent employees. NTNU is committed to innovative education, especially increased use of learning methods with active student involvement and digitalization. NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023: sustainability, energy, oceans, and health. The university is also the host or partner for 35 large research centres. Some nine percent of NTNU’s students are international, and we have a wide international network.

Neptech AB

Founded in 2018, neptech is the Scandinavian distributor of Pointwise grid generation and preprocessing software for computational fluid dynamics. We provide technical support and training for our customers and make sure that they achieve their desired results. We also provide consulting services within CFD.

Pointwise, Inc.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company's Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT® and CFX®, STAR-CCM+®, OpenFOAM®, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.

Pointwise is a registered trademark of Pointwise, Inc. in the USA and the EU. Pointwise Glyph, T-Rex and Let's Talk Meshing are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.


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Andrea Alvarado


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