Definition of Best Practice for Testing Icephobic Surfaces

IEA Wind TCP Task 19 Technical Report

The report provides guidance for material developers and potential end users of icephobic surface technologies for rotor blade applications. The definition of evaluation processes was missing at the time the IEA Wind TCP Task19 members discussed about anti-icing technologies and the need to harmonize and standardize test methods was identified. This report is the first step in the definition of the evaluation process for icephobic surfaces and supports the identification of relevant tests for standardization. The activity was led by Fraunhofer IFAM as part of their research activities in the frame of the H2020 project Carbo4Power (EU H2020; Grant Agreement no. 953192)

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