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A Numerical Model For 2-D Sloshing Of Pseudo- Viscous Liquids In Horizontally Accelerated Rectangular Containers

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE950631

Volume

10

Pages

17

Published

1995

Size

1,809 kb

Author(s)

V.J. Romero & M.S. Ingber

Abstract

A numerical model for simulating the transient nonlinear behavior of 2-D viscous sloshing flows in rectangular containers subjected to arbitrary horizontal accelerations is presented. The potential-flow formulation uses Rayleigh damping to approximate the effects of viscosity, and Lagrangian node movement is used to accommodate violent sloshing motions. A boundary element approach is used to efficiently handle the time-changing fluid geometry. Additionally, a corrected equation is presented for the contraint condition relating normal and tangential derivatives of the velocity potential where the fluid free surface meets the rigid container wall. The numerical model appears to be more accurat

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