Airbus/Ariane Sloshing Symposium

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Methods: Finite Volume Method, Coupling, Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics

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Francesco Gambioli
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Christina Jetzschmann , thanks for the update
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Date: 5th and 6th of November 2019.
Venue: ArianeGroup Vernon site, Forêt de Vernon 27207
Vernon Cedex
All queries and proposals for presentations may be sent to
Francesco Gambioli
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following on the success of the three previous sessions, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 4th AIRBUS/ARIANE Propellant Sloshing Symposium.
It is a gathering of engineers and researchers at the forefront of propellant sloshing technology. Date: 7 and 8 November 2018
Venue: Airbus Defence & Space in Friedrichshafen, Germany
An essential part of the gathering is to discuss and exchange ideas on the following topics and related disciplines:
Current problems of interest
Benchmark experiments
CFD modelling and validation
Synergies in the field of propellant sloshing
This platform provides a great opportunity to discuss current findings and propose sustainable recommendations. We are looking forward to engage with you at the symposium.
Please find the official invitation attached and direct your registration and questions to Dr Jens Levenhagen. Please confirm your participation by no later than 28 September 2018.
Francesco Gambioli
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Agenda for next week
Francesco Gambioli
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Grazia VITTADINI, Head of Engineering, Airbus Defence & Space
Francesca CIRILLO, AOCS/GNC & Flight dynamics, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Eric DECOT, Fluid Mechanics Expert, Ariane Group
Christina JETZSCHMANN, Functional Avionics Eng. & GNC Bremen (TESOG), Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Francesco DE ROSE, Expert for Coupled CFD Analysis, Ariane Group
Joerg KLATTE, Fluid Structure Dynamics, Ariane Group
Kei Philipp BEHRUZI, Senior Expert Fluid Mechanics & Acoustics, Ariane Group
Henri BAVESTRELLO, Propulsion Specialist, Airbus Defence & Space
Francesco Gambioli, Loads & Aeroelastics, Airbus
Dr. Apostolos Chamos & Georgia Protogerou, EASN Technology Innovation Services
Pr. Arnaud Malan, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, South African Research Chair in Industrial CFD, University of Cape Town
Amaury Bannier, NextFlow - code SPH-Flow
Francesco Gambioli
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The 3rd Airbus Sloshing Symposium will be held on 8th & 9th November 2017 at the Airbus Defense&Space premises in Toulouse (France) - open to all researchers in the field of sloshing, free surface modelling, violent flows.
Included in the agenda:
- Key note from Grazia Vittadini, Head of Engineering, Airbus Defense&Space
- Presentation of the Airbus Sloshing Challenge
- Panel discussion with experts from industry and academia
For any queries and registration:
For more information, find attached the symposium leaflet.
Jose Luis Cercos-Pita
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3rd AIRBUS Propellant Sloshing Symposium announced!
For further details, please see the enclosed invitation
Antonio Souto-Iglesias
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Canonical test cases for sloshing wave impact problems are pre-sented and discussed. In these cases the experimental setup has been simplified seeking the highest feasible repeatability; a rect-angular tank subjected to harmonic roll motion has been the tested configuration. Both lateral and roof impacts have been studied, since both cases are relevant in sloshing assessment and show specific dynamics. An analysis of the impact pressure of the first four impact events is provided in all cases. It has been found that not in all cases a Gaussian fitting of each individual peak is feasible. The tests have been conducted with both water and oil in order to obtain high and moderate Reynolds number data; the latter may be useful as simpler test cases to assess the capabilities of CFD codes in simulating sloshing impacts. The re-peatability of impact pressure values increases dramatically when using oil. In addition, a study of the two-dimensionality of the problem using a tank configuration that can be adjusted to 4 different thicknesses has been carried out. Though the kinemat-ics of the free surface does not change significantly in some of the cases, the impact pressure values of the first impact events changes substantially from the small to the large aspect ratios thus meaning that attention has to be paid to this issue when reference data is used for validation of 2D and 3D CFD codes. Copyright © 2012 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).
Francesco Gambioli
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The 2nd Airbus Propellant Sloshing Symposium was held in the Auditorium of Pegasus House, at the Airbus facilities in Filton on 2nd – 3rd November 2016, following on from the success of the first edition in Bremen in 2015.
The event was attended by more than 50 researchers from various universities, research institutes and a variety of Airbus divisions (civil aircraft, Defense & Space, Airbus-Safran Launchers). Presentation topics ranged from control of satellite motion to fluid dynamics of liquid metal in nuclear fusion reactors. Material can be made available on request.
The original idea by our colleague Phillip Behruzi is taking the form of a community, with its own agenda of “sustainable” actions:
- Prepare a communication kit for events like the Airbus R&T roadshows or PhD days.
- Define an Airbus Sloshing Challenge, to actively engage universities and research institutes.
For communications with external partners we thought of using this research gate page, thanks to Jose Luis Cercos-Pita of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid for setting the project up.
Special thanks:
Phillip Behruzi – for having the idea and co-organizing.
Javon Farao – for all organizational aspects.
Carren Holden – for her invaluable help and for moderating the expert panel session.
Mark Howard, Jens Lassman and John Welch and their presentations.
Alessandro Cavalli, Ethan Moss, Matt Bell, Arthur Franca, Adam Coles, Rich Homer – for the guided tour of the landing-gear and fuel-system testing facilities.
Marie Pierre Joly and Chris Bancroft – for her support to the social event.
I hope to see you all at the next symposium next year.
Jose Luis Cercos-Pita
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The presentation entitled "AQUAgpusph, the SPH of the researchers, by the researchers, to the researchers"
You may also find it at (It may take some time to load all the multimedia, be patient)
Jose Luis Cercos-Pita
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The presentation entitled SPH, research and industry... a love story!
Jose Luis Cercos-Pita
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