Modeling of the Fuel Supply Module and its Components
Available On-Demand Until May 12, 2015

This 60-minute webcast will provide insight into the simulation of the complete fuel system including detailed component models. A fuel supply module (FSM) is used in passenger vehicles to deliver fuel to the engine. The module includes a fuel pump, electrical engine, pump controlling unit with electronics, fuel level sensor, transfer pumps, valves, and connecting elements. In designing the FSM, there are a number of technical challenges that necessitate the use of simulation. Continental’s Powertrain engineering team creates a wide variety of simulation models for such purposes, including CFD pump models, structural models to simulate pump stage deformation, electronics cooling, acoustics modeling, eigen frequencies analysis and harmonic response, random vibration, gerotor pump kinematics, and simplified crash models. In many cases, the application includes several interconnected physics; for example, calculating the pump stage deformation includes the pressure distribution, which must be imported from a CFD simulation. Or it can require high-complexity models – the gasoline pump model includes cavitation effects, and the gerotor model uses immersed solid formulation, etc. Detailed component modeling is performed by analyzing the overall system using system modeling tools in order to understand the system dynamics that occur in real-world operation. As a benefit, the overall system model is used to predict the energy consumption of the whole FSM unit or its components as well as to calculate CO2 emissions. Based on the results of the system model, engineers choose the best FSM design to reach CO2 emission reduction targets. The speaker panel will not only discuss modeling the FSM and its components but also answer questions from the audience during a question-and-answer segment.


Dr. Oleksiy Kurenkov, Continental, Powertrain Division, Fuel Supply Business Unit

Dr. Oleksiy Kurenkov studied mechanical engineering at the National Technical University in Kiew, Ukraine, and earned his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Ilmenau, department of mechanical engineering in thermal and fluid dynamics. His thesis examined magnetohydrodynamic instabilities in aluminium reduction cells and developed reconstruction methods for the aluminium-cryolith interface. He worked as a postdoc at the Technical University of Darmstadt, where he developed numerical models for premixed combustion (the so-called G-equation model). He began his industrial career at ANSYS in Darmstadt as a support engineer. Since 2010 he has worked as a CAE expert at Continental, Powertrain Division, Fuel Supply department, where he is developing a wide range of simulation models for fuel supply units using both CFD and structural mechanics tools. Oleksiy is also interested in electronics cooling, 1-D system simulation, and magnetostatic problems.
  Henning Eickenbusch, Lead Technical Services Engineer, ANSYS Inc.

Henning Eickenbusch studied chemical engineering at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He started his career as developer for Lagrangian Particle Tracking in the context of environmental flows. In 1998 Henning joined ANSYS Germany as CFD engineer, where he has worked in different roles in the customer support department. Today these responsibilities are Technical Account Manager for Continental in Germany as well as customer support for Europe as specialist for multiphase flows.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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