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Iowa State's icing wind tunnel blows cold and hard to study ice on wings, turbine blades

February 11, 2014

Hui Hu examines ice on a test model Iowa State engineers have refurbished an icing wind tunnel and are using it to study ice buildup on aircraft wings and wind turbine blades. Ice on the wings and blades can be dangerous and costly. Full Story

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