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1. (WO2013156880) DE-ICING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/156880    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2013/052362
Publication Date: Fri Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 26 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: B64D 15/16
Applicants: INTERTECHNIQUE
Inventors: DELRIEU, Julien
Title: DE-ICING SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Abstract:
An de-icing system comprising a shield that is configured to deform in a pre-determined way that de-bonds accreted ice. In some embodiments, the shield has a variable (non-uniform) stiffness across its width and/or length such that it undergoes a twist-like or other suitable deformation when subjected to a force. In some embodiments, the system includes a plurality of electro- mechanical actuators configured to generate the force applied to the shield.