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In-flight ice accumulation on aircraft surfaces is a major concern from safety point of view. Many techniques have been used for decades but finding a low-cost approach without loss of power has attained more focus in recent years. This paper presents the investigation outcomes of superhydrophobic and iccephobic coatings for the anti-icing application. A specimen of 6061 Aluminum Alloy with PTFE coating is analyzed using the Ansys FENSAP-ICE simulation tool and subsequently was subjected to contact angle test. The PTFE coating shows excellent superhydrophobic nature and can serve the aircraft anti-icing requirements at low cost.


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Patil, A. V., Ganju, D., Wajahat, I., Raza Ansari, M., B., G., & Mishra, R. K. (2023). Investigation on Superhydrophobic and Icephobic Coatings For Anti-icing in Aircraft. Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, 75(4), 426–432. Retrieved from


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