Analysis of two phase effects in sloshing of liquids

  • Monaghan, Joseph (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Thiagarajan, Krish (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Past studies on liquid sloshing in marine tanks were based on single-phase to-dimensional methods. But sloshing of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a three dimensional process accompanied by two phase thermodynamics effects. This project aims to develop a numerical solution to the problem using Smooth Particle hydrodynamics, accompanied by experiments using new laser-based visualisation methods. Given the significance of natural gas in ongoing greehouse energy debate, and the importance of the oil and gas industry to the future of Australia, this project can deliver better understanding of marine transportation issues and contribute to a research priority area.
Effective start/end date1/01/0821/12/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$176,000.00