Simulation of Two-Phase Flow in Sloshing Tanks

Roel Luppes*, Arthur Veldman, Rik Wemmenhove

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Abstract

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
Pages555-561
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783642178849
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-17883-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics -
Duration: 12-Jul-201016-Jul-2010

Other

Other6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics
Period12/07/201016/07/2010

Keywords

  • VOLUME

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