Fuel System Calculations
For various aircrafts at UWCA
In my role as a fuel system engineer at UWCA, I focused on the design of fuel systems for a variety of aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of different classes. With a strong understanding of how fuel systems in various aircraft classes operate, I gained extensive experience in the design of hydraulic circuits for fuel systems, as well as conducting relevant calculations and design work.
Within my position, I was tasked with performing fuel system calculations for UWCA projects. Specifically, I was responsible for calculations related to the supply system for the propulsion power plant and auxiliary power unit (APU), pumping system calculations for refueling, calculations of active fuel with determination of the optimal parameters of jet pumps, drainage system calculations etc.
Furthermore, I was helping in supervising the product assembly process and ensured all projects met quality and safety standards.
I am proud to have been part of a team that successfully designed fuel systems for several aircraft that have completed their first flight, showcasing the effectiveness of our designs and calculations.
Liquid Rocket Engine
For space tourism at CosmoCourse
During my time at CosmoCourse, I collaborated with a team of engineers to develop a liquid rocket engine for space tourism. My responsibilities included designing and calculating the elements of the LRE combustion chamber, selecting materials for manufacturing, and overseeing heat treatment and manufacturing order. New 3D printing technologies for the industry and approaches to the production of rocket engines were applied. Successful pressure and hydraulic tests were carried out for newly designed injector head. While we were unable to produce a full-fledged rocket engine due to funding constraints, it was a valuable learning experience and opportunity to apply innovative technologies and approaches to the industry.
Optimization at CIAM
During my time as an intern-researcher at CIAM, I was part of a team that worked on improving the topological optimization (TO) approach for combustion chambers in gas turbine engines. Our focus was on refining the internal casing of the combustion chamber, with optimization performed to ensure the structure met the necessary strength and buckling requirements. We compared two approaches to TO: using solid and shell models. Based on the optimization results, we developed the distribution of thicknesses in the inner casing of the combustion chamber and built solid models. Verification calculations were performed to ensure the optimized design met all requirements. We analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of the approaches used and published an article detailing our work.