Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Numerical Simulation of 2D Sloshing in Liquid Tanks Based on SPH Method

[+] Author Affiliations
Renqing Zhu, Zhengyun Chen, Quan Wang

Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China

Paper No. OMAE2010-21130, pp. 961-966; 6 pages
  • ASME 2010 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering: Volume 6
  • Shanghai, China, June 6–11, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4914-9 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3873-0
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Impact pressures induced by liquid sloshing may damage wall structures of containment system. And when coupling with ship motions liquid sloshing can cause violent motions and even capsizing of liquid cargos under extreme conditions. At the same time, sloshing of liquid tank is a strong nonlinear mechanical problem with free surface, which is very difficult to predict exactly. In this paper, the implementation of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method is presented to tackle two-dimensional large amplitude liquid sloshing in tanks. The classical SPH method is modified to calculate the pressure on the wall. The wave height tracing module is improved for more accurate output of the computed wave height. Two examples of computations of liquid sloshing in a two-dimensional rectangular liquid tank are performed by above improved method, and mechanism of sloshing phenomenon was analyzed. The results including wave surface profile and pressure acting on the bulkhead are compared with experimental results, showing a good agreement. The capability of this method to be used to simulate large amplitude liquid sloshing is validated.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In