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Comparison of experimental and numerical sloshing loads in partially filled tanks

Brizzolara, S., Savio, L., Viviani, M., Chen, Y., Temarel, P., Couty, N., Hoflack, S., Diebold, L., Moirod, N. and Souto Iglesias, A., (2009) Comparison of experimental and numerical sloshing loads in partially filled tanks Guedes Soares, C. and Das, P.K. (eds.) At 2nd International Conference on Marine Structures (MARSTRUCT2009). 16 - 18 Mar 2009. 14 pp, pp. 13-26.

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Sloshing phenomenon consists in the movement of liquids inside partially filled tanks, which
generates dynamic loads on the tank structure. Resulting impact pressures are of great importance in assessing
structural strength, and their correct evaluation still represents a challenge for the designer due to the high
nonlinearities involved, with complex free surface deformations, violent impact phenomena and influence of air
trapping. In the present paper a set of two-dimensional cases for which experimental results are available are
considered to assess merits and shortcomings of different numerical methods for sloshing evaluation, namely two
commercial RANS solvers (FLOW-3D and LS-DYNA), and two own developed methods (Smoothed Particle
Hydrodynamics and RANS). Impact pressures at different critical locations and global moment induced by water
motion for a partially filled tank with rectangular section having a rolling motion have been evaluated and results
are compared with experiments.

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Published date: 1 March 2009
Venue - Dates: 2nd International Conference on Marine Structures (MARSTRUCT2009), 2009-03-16 - 2009-03-18
Keywords: Sloshing, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, level set method, LNG tank
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 68613
ISBN: 9780415549349
PURE UUID: e0aac061-c95a-4e2a-86a8-849995d05814
ORCID for P. Temarel: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 09 Sep 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:17

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Author: S. Brizzolara
Author: L. Savio
Author: M. Viviani
Author: Y. Chen
Author: P. Temarel ORCID iD
Author: N. Couty
Author: S. Hoflack
Author: L. Diebold
Author: N. Moirod
Author: A. Souto Iglesias
Editor: C. Guedes Soares
Editor: P.K. Das

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