A numerical model based on the boundary element method is proposed for the sloshing of a flowing liquid in a three-dimensional tank. Assuming a mean flow in the tank in addition to a perturbation flow, the nonlinear boundary conditions of the liquid free-surface are linearized. Using the boundary element method along with the modal analysis technique a reduced order model is obtained which is used to calculate the fundamental sloshing frequencies and modes in the tank with an inlet and outlet. The obtained results for a test case are compared with the literature data to validate the proposed model. The results are in a very good agreement with analytical results and show an acceptable comparison with experimental data. Then a rectangular tank is provided for further studies and the effects of flow inlet position and velocity on the sloshing frequencies and modes are investigated.
Sloshing Analysis of Flowing Liquid in 3D Tank Using Boundary Elements Method
Contributed by the Pressure Vessel and Piping Division of ASME for publication in the Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. Manuscript received January 26, 2012; final manuscript received November 18, 2012; published online March 18, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Samir Ziada.
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Firouz-Abadi, R. D., and Borhan-Panah, M. R. (March 18, 2013). "Sloshing Analysis of Flowing Liquid in 3D Tank Using Boundary Elements Method." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. April 2013; 135(2): 021301. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4023419
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