Electric Charge Distribution
Sloshing of aircraft fuel in-flight or during refueling, generates electric charge, causing the fuel-vapor mixture at the interface to become conductive. Analysis of transient electric potential and field distribtuion helps to identify optimum discharge locations on the fuel tank. This simulation using FLOW-3D demonstrates the fuel behavior inside an aircraft fuel tank while it accelerates through a turn in a series of yaw, pitch, and roll motion.
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