Numerical study of density ratio effects and compressibility of gas phase in sloshing

Ashkan Rafiee, Krish Thiagarajan, J. J. Monaghan

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In this paper, we apply our two-phase Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method for numerically simulating the sloshing phenomenon with varying ratio of densities between the liquid and gas. This method has recently been developed and validated on several benchmark problems. Here, we consider a closed rectangular tank subject to translational oscillation along its longitudinal axis. Simulations are conducted for water sloshing in an atmosphere of air, and with denser gas SF 6 + N 2. Global and local features of the flow are analyzed to show the effect of density ratio in numerically simulating the sloshing phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2010 - Auckland New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 Dec 20109 Dec 2010
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2010
Abbreviated titleAFMC 2010
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
OtherThe Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference has grown steadily from its beginning at the University of Western Australia in 1962. The conference series has traditionally covered the broad field of fluid mechanics in all engineering and scientific disciplines. It provides a forum for presentation of papers in all aspects of fundamental and applied fluid mechanics.

Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 5-9th December 2010 was edited by Prof. G.D. Mallinson and Dr J.E. Cater and published by the Faculty of Engineering in association with the Centre for Continuing Education The University of Auckland.
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