Fundamental validation of the finite volume particle method for 3D sloshing dynamics

Lian Cheng Guo, Shuai Zhang, Koji Morita, Kenji Fukuda

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The use of the finite volume particle (FVP) method is validated for three-dimensional sloshing dynamics with a free surface by comparing with results from experiments. In the first part, two typical sloshing experiments for a single liquid phase are simulated, and slosh characteristics that include the free surface behavior and hydrodynamic pressure are reported. Moreover, the influences of the circular wall geometry and spatial resolution in the simulation are studied in a sensitivity analysis. In the second part, two sloshing problems with solid bodies are simulated to preliminarily verify the applicability of the FVP method to three-dimensional solid bodies' motion in liquid flow. Good agreement between simulations and corresponding experiments indicates that the present FVP method well reproduces three-dimensional sloshing behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 10 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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