Through our experience with flow simulations, our team has been able to analyze fuel tank designs to ensure fuel can be effectively maintained and kept free of contaminants. In the case of baffled or belly tanks, fuel maintenance systems may not be able to create efficient flow patterns to ensure most of the fuel reaches the system for filtration. As a result:
AXI International’s simulation capabilities has allowed our team to visualize fuel temperature displacement as fuel is drawn from and returned to the tank to better identify port placement. Engines being fed hot fuel can cause a significant decrease in overall energy efficiency. This is why it is imperative, especially in smaller tank applications, to ensure proper port placement to prevent engines from running on hot fuel.
AXI International leverages computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations to influence crucial decisions to improve fuel tank design and port placement. The insights from our simulations can result in: