Fuel tank slosh simulation

Fuel tank slosh simulation

C023/5387 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 10.1MB

Downloadable file size: 117.6KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NASA/Marshall (H. Q. Yang, Jeff West)/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fuel tank slosh simulation. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) supercomputer simulation showing free surface waves for a high slosh amplitude inside a fuel tank. Propellant slosh can disturb the stability of rockets. The simulation points to three physical effects controlling the increase of slosh damping: recirculation zones inside the liquid where small eddies enhance viscous damping; energy cascades from the first surface mode to the higher modes; and kinetic energy loss due to surface breakup. This simulation, produced by NASA's Pleiades supercomputer, was featured at the SC13 supercomputing conference in November 2013.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2013, 21st century, cut out, cut outs, cut-out, cut-outs, cutout, cutouts, energy cascades, engineering, flight stability, free surface waves, fuel, fuel tank slosh simulation, graphic, illustration, kinetic energy loss, model, nasa advanced supercomputing, no-one, nobody, propellent, recirculation zones, rocket, rocketry, sc13, simulating, simulation, slosh, sloshing, spacecraft, supercomputer, supercomputing conference, surface breakup, surface modes, tank, technological, technology, viscous damping, white background

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.