Numerical Simulation of Sloshing Phenomena in Cubic Tank with Multiple Baffles

  • Xue M
  • Zheng J
  • Lin P
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Abstract

A two-phase fluid flow model solving Navier-Stokes equations was employed in this paper to investigate liquid sloshing phenomena in cubic tank with horizontal baffle, perforated vertical baffle, and their combinatorial configurations under the harmonic motion excitation. Laboratory experiment of liquid sloshing in cubic tank with perforated vertical baffle was carried out to validate the present numerical model. Fairly good agreements were obtained from the comparisons between the present numerical results and the present experimental data, available numerical data. Liquid sloshing in cubic tank with multiple baffles was investigated numerically in detail under different external excitation frequencies. Power spectrum of the time series of free surface elevation was presented with the aid of fast Fourier transform technique. The dynamic impact pressures acting on the normal and parallel sidewalls were discussed in detail.

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Xue, M.-A., Zheng, J., & Lin, P. (2012). Numerical Simulation of Sloshing Phenomena in Cubic Tank with Multiple Baffles. Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2012, 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/245702

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