Fuel Tank Sloshing
FLOW-3D can simulate fuel tank simulations to determine pressures, forces and stresses on a tank subjected to various 6-degree motion parameters. Shown here is a simulation of a 19 gallon tank under acceleration.
Sloshing motion in a 19 gallon fuel tank. Results are colored by pressure.
Other analysis capabilities:
- An electrostatic model that can capture a charge distribution with time
- Fuel level indication using the General Moving Objects model with 6 degrees of freedom to capture float variations
- Fuel line pressurization
- Optimal location of vents
Force plot with time on each face of the fuel tank.