Efficient numerical simulation of an electrothermal de-icer pad

  title={Efficient numerical simulation of an electrothermal de-icer pad},
  author={Richard J. Roelke and Theo G. Keith and Kenneth J. Witt and William Butler Wright},
In this paper, a new approach to calculate the transient thermal behavior of an iced electrothermal de-icer pad was developed. The method of splines was used to obtain the temperature distribution within the layered pad. Splines were used in order to create a tridiagonal system of equations that could be directly solved by Gauss elimination. The Stefan problem was solved using the enthalpy method along with a recent implicit technique. Only one to three iterations were needed to locate the melt… CONTINUE READING