Simulation of Two-Phase Flow in Sloshing Tanks

Roel Luppes*, Arthur Veldman, Rik Wemmenhove

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The CFD simulation tool ComFLOW is applied to study the effect of tank motions on two-phase flow phenomena inside a sloshing tank. An improved VOF method is used to assure an accurate description of the fluid displacement. With a novel “gravity-consistent” density averaging method, spurious velocities near the free surface can be avoided. Comparison of simulations with measurements show that compressibility of the air should be included for accurate simulations; the agreement is quite good on a relatively coarse mesh.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS 2010
EditorsA Kuzmin
Place of PublicationBERLIN
PublisherUniversity of Groningen, Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783642178849
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-17883-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics -
Duration: 12-Jul-201016-Jul-2010


Other6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics



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