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Milestone No. M.1.1
Definition of: global technical requirements and operational specifications,

Milestone No. M.2.1
Preliminary numerical design of icephobic coatings
Milestone No. M.2.2
Optimization for a durable icephobic coating
Milestone No. M.2.3
DFT model for MD interatomic potential evaluation and macro and global- scales calculations

Milestone No. M.3.1
Comprehensive understanding of the surface icephobicity issues, identification of promising techniques, coatings, and surface features
Milestone No. M.3.2
Optimized process, scale up and technology demonstration

Milestone No. M.4.1
Selection of most promising coatings/modified surfaces for full-size icing wind tunnel and flight tests

Milestone No. M.5.1
Fabrication of selected full-size coated/modified component elements

Milestone No. M.6.1
Participation in an aeronautical trade- fair

The PHOBIC2ICE Project


The accretion of ice represents a severe problem for aircraft, as the presence of even a scarcely visible layer can severely limit the function of wings, propellers, windshields, antennas, vents, intakes and cowlings. The PHOBIC2ICE Project aims at developing technologies and predictive simulation tools for avoiding or mitigating this phenomenon.
The PHOBIC2ICE project, by applying an innovative approach to simulation and modelling, will enable the design and fabrication of icephobic surfaces with improved functionalities. Several types of polymeric, metallic and hybrid coatings using different deposition methods will be developed. Laser treated and anodized surfaces will be prepared. Consequently, the Project focuses on collecting fundamental knowledge of phenomena associated with icephobicity issues. This knowledge will give a better understanding of the ice accretion process on different coatings and modified surfaces. Certified research infrastructure located in Canada (ice wind tunnel) and flight tests planned in Spain will aid in developing comprehensive solutions to address ice formation issues and will raise the Project’s innovation level.

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