Colloquium: Simon Koenig (FPP)

19 november 2019 09:00 - Locatie: Lecture Room F, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Kluyverweg 1, Delft.

Free Water in Helicopter Fuel Tanks

Water accumulating in the fuel tanks of any aircraft presents an unacceptable safety hazard. This accumulation, which is due to a combination of physical phenomena, is difficult to assess and therefore not well known.

The purpose of this project is the development of a computational prediction method for water accumulation in helicopter fuel tanks. This model delivers a better understanding of the physical mechanisms involved and allows prediction of the accumulated water quantity under given conditions. Ultimately, this may be used to substantiate a potential extension of the drainage interval.