The present study deals with the validation of a rime ice accretion model using field data. The report also provides a review of the literature for a number of selected rime ice accretion models with key input output parameters that are required to run these models. Finally, the recommendations for future work include the measurement for the two key parameters (e.g. LWC and the droplet size) at the test site in order to reduce uncertainties in the prediction mode.
Value to Electric Cooperatives
Ice on transmission lines is a major operational problem for utilities in colder climates. These models can predict the onset and melting of icing with high accuracy when used properly.
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