Fuel Tank Vibration

Application ID: 87731


This model analyses the frequency response of a fuel tank partially filled with fluid. The tank is submitted to a vertical acceleration.

Two modelling methods are considered to represent the fluid; a traditional method of smearing the mass of the fluid through the wetted surface of the fuel tank, and a multiphysics approach where the acoustic pressure within the fluid is specifically modeled.

The two methods show significant differences, highlighting how important is to accurately capture the vibroacoustic behavior when predicting stress or fatigue life on fluid filled cavities.

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