Decreasing Spacecraft Fuel Sloshing - Article - ANSYS Advantage - V11 I3

Fuel sloshing in the tank of a spacecraft has the potential to change the center of mass. This affects the carefully calculated maneuvers that accurately direct sensors to specific ground locations. Airbus engineers used fluid–structure interaction simulation to evaluate the ability of a proposed elastomeric membrane to minimize the effect of fuel sloshing on the center of mass in the early stages of developing a spacecraft.