Sloshing is the motion of a free-surface liquid in a partially filled vessel, experienced in marine, automotive, rail, and aerospace industries. During sloshing, the liquid exerts a dynamic force on the surrounding vessel, which may cause leakage or damage to the vessel or its supporting structure. The sloshing motion is a highly nonlinear and random process depending on vessel motion, liquid depth, liquid properties, and vessel geometry. In the presented case study sloshing phenomenon in oil tanker was simulated using Vof (Volume Of Fluid) multiphase model in ANSYS Fluent. Volume fraction of kerosene oil was studied at different time for both the cases & it was concluded that the stability of the tanker can be increased by the introduction of baffles in the tanker. The maximum pressure on the walls were also studies with time and it was concluded that the pressure on the wall can be reduced by application of baffles.
CFD Study of Tank Sloshing Phenomenon
In the presented case study sloshing phenomenon in oil tanker was simulated using Vof (Volume Of Fluid) multiphase model in ANSYS Fluent.