Modelling and simulation of the fuel transfers for CoG position control in an aircraft

JM Giron-Sierra, JF Jimenez, CC Insaurralde, MA Seminario, B Higham, RA Melville

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Abstract

Fuel transfers are used in aircrafts for the control of the COG position. This is essential for stability and operational performance. This paper deals with the modelling and simulation of the fuel transfers in a generic airplane. The model is established using Simulink, for an easy adaptation to specific airplane cases. Simulations are useful to study COG control strategies, and operational reactions to certain contingencies. The paper focus on the COG control in the aeronautical technical context, keeping it inside a region of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th WSEAS International Conference on Automatic Control, Modeling and Simulation
Editors Srovnal, N Mastorakis
Place of PublicationATHENS
PublisherWSEAS Press
Pages231-235
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)960-8457-12-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event7th International Conference on Automatic Control, Modeling and Simulation - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 13 Mar 200515 Mar 2005

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Automatic Control, Modeling and Simulation
CountryCzech Republic
Period13/03/0515/03/05

Keywords

  • avionics
  • aircraft fuel system
  • fuel distribution control
  • aircraft stability
  • CoG control

Cite this

Giron-Sierra, JM., Jimenez, JF., Insaurralde, CC., Seminario, MA., Higham, B., & Melville, RA. (2005). Modelling and simulation of the fuel transfers for CoG position control in an aircraft. In Srovnal, & N. Mastorakis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th WSEAS International Conference on Automatic Control, Modeling and Simulation (pp. 231-235). WSEAS Press.