Monday, February 23, 2015

Carbon nanotube-based anti-icing coating proves itself in wind tunnel testing

The HeatCoat system uses a layer of carbon nanotubes to heat surfaces of the aircraft and ...

There are numerous types of systems designed to prevent ice forming on aircraft surfaces during flight. Some reroute hot air produced by jet engines, others generate their own heat, others knock ice off through mechanical force, while others still release antifreeze chemicals onto the wing. Battelle has recently tested its carbon nanotube-base HeatCoat technology that it claims is lighter and less power hungry than such systems. It also has no moving parts and could easily be retrofitted to existing aircraft... Continue Reading Carbon nanotube-based anti-icing coating proves itself in wind tunnel testing

Section: Aircraft

Tags: Aircraft, Battelle, Coatings, Heating, Ice, Nanotubes

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