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Sloshing in Rectangular and Cylindrical Tanks

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To validate an existing finite volume computational method, featuring a novel scheme to capture the temporal evolution of the free surface, fluid motions in partially filled tanks were simulated. The purpose was to compare computational and experimental results for test cases where measurements were available. Investigations comprised sloshing in a rectangular tank with a baffle at 60% filling level and in a cylindrical tank at 50% filling level. The numerical study started with examining effects of systematic grid refinement and concluded with examining effects of three-dimensionality and effects of variation of excitation period and amplitude. Predicted time traces of pressures and forces compared favorably with measurements.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 September 2002

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