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Fluid level in a tank.

Question asked by George Edwards on Apr 22, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2011 by Steve Uptain

I'm using Solidworks Professional, and as you know have limited sim capbability.

 

We manufacture plastic fuel tanks for the offroad industry.  New EPA regs require most of these vehicles meet air quality standards, ie having carbon canisters, low permeation tanks and hoses, fill level shutoffs, vents, and all.

 

Part of that standard is that tanks cannot be filled more than X, and after filling to the X level, if the tank is tipped a certain number of degrees the vents cannot be covered by the fuel.  If this occurs the fuel level (and volume) needs to be recalculated.

 

There numerous other factors that go along but this is just a start.

 

My question, is there a way simulate this either using Simulation, do I even need to use simulation, or will an upgrade in software be needed.

 

I have several ideas using combine and or maybe a plane and a known volume and cutting that volume with the plane and recalating the volume.

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