China Ocean Engineering

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 189–200 | Cite as

An approximation to energy dissipation in time domain simulation of sloshing waves based on linear potential theory

  • Shuo Huang (黄 硕)
  • Wen-yang Duan (段文洋)
  • Qing-wei Ma (马庆位)


This paper proposes a new approximation to energy dissipation in time domain simulation of sloshing waves by use of a linear potential theory. The boundary value problem is solved by the NURBS (non-uniform rational B-spline) higher-order panel method, in which a time-domain Green function is employed. The energy dissipation is modeled by changing the boundary condition on solid boundaries. Model experiments are carried out in a partially filled rectangular tank with forced horizontal motion. Sloshing-induced internal pressures and horizontal force obtained numerically and experimentally are compared with each other. It is observed that the present energy dissipation approximation can help produce a fair agreement between experimental forces and those of numerical simulations.

Key words

tank sloshing energy dissipation NURBS higher-order method time domain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuo Huang (黄 硕)
    • 1
  • Wen-yang Duan (段文洋)
    • 1
  • Qing-wei Ma (马庆位)
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Shipbuilding EngineeringHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Mathematical SciencesCity UniversityLondonUK

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