Finite element computation and experimental validation of sloshing in rectangular tanks

Marcela A. Cruchaga, Ricardo S. Reinoso, Mario A. Storti, Diego J. Celentano, Tayfun E. Tezduyar

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Abstract

Finite element computation and experimental validation of sloshing in rectangular tanks near the primary and secondary resonance modes are presented. In particular, 2D free-surface evolution is studied. The computational analysis is based on solving the Navier-Stokes equations of incompressible flows with a monolithic solver that includes a stabilized formulation and a Lagrangian tracking technique for updating the free surface. The time-dependent behavior of the numerical and experimental wave heights at different control points are compared, where the experimental data is collected using ultrasonic sensors and a shake table that controls the motion of the rectangular container.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1301-1312
Number of pages12
JournalComputational Mechanics
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec

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Keywords

  • Experimental validation
  • Numerical simulation
  • Sloshing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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