Periodic Reporting for period 1 - VSM (Validated Surge Model)
Reporting period: 2014-10-01 to 2015-03-31
The project aims to verify 1D CFD model predictions using actual test data across a range of surge mechanisms, with different installation and equipment configurations, over a range of operating conditions. The project will develop improved modelling methodologies and verify the accuracy and the limitations of 1D CFD models to predict surge.
The objective of the project is to improve the integrity associated with 1D CFD models to reliably predict surge pressures within aerospace fuel systems. This will allow the developed modelling methodologies to be applied confidently to reduce the conservatism in design pressures and allow aircraft manufacturer to thereby reduce system, installation & structural weight; thereby improving the overall aircraft efficiency.