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 Ling Hou,Fangcheng Li and Chunliang Wu.A Numerical Study of Liquid Sloshing in a Two-dimensional Tank under External Excitations[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2012,(3):305-310.[doi:10.1007/s11804-012-1137-y]
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A Numerical Study of Liquid Sloshing in a Two-dimensional Tank under External Excitations


A Numerical Study of Liquid Sloshing in a Two-dimensional Tank under External Excitations
Ling Hou Fangcheng Li and Chunliang Wu
Ling Hou Fangcheng Li and Chunliang Wu
1. Engineering College, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang 524088, China 2. Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States
liquid sloshing multiple coupled excitations computational fluid dynamics (CFD) dynamic mesh technique
In this research, liquid sloshing behavior in a 2-D rectangular tank was simulated using ANSYS-FLUENT software subject to single or multiple-coupled external excitations (such as sway coupled with roll, and sway and roll coupled with heave). The volume of fluid (VOF) method was used to track the free surface of sloshing. External excitation was imposed through the motion of the tank by using the dynamic mesh technique. The study shows that if the tank is subjected to multiple coupled excitations and resonant excitation frequencies, liquid sloshing will become violent and sloshing loads, including impact on the top wall, will be intensified.


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Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No.30770394
Last Update: 2012-09-05