China Ocean Engineering

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 94–102 | Cite as

Investigation of the Effects of Baffles on the Shallow Water Sloshing in A Rectangular Tank Using A 2D Turbulent ISPH Method

  • Rahim ShamsoddiniEmail author
  • Bahador Abolpur


Liquid sloshing is a common phenomenon in the liquid tanks transportation. Liquid waves lead to fluctuating forces on the tank wall. Uncontrolled fluctuations lead to large forces and momentums. Baffles can control these fluctuations. A numerical method, which has been widely used to model this phenomenon, is Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). The Lagrangian nature of this method makes it suitable for simulating free surface flows. In the present study, an accurate Incompressible Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (ISPH) method is developed and improved using the kernel gradient correction tensors, particle shifting algorithms, k–ε turbulence model, and free surface particle detectors. Comparisons with the experimental data approve the ability of the present algorithm for simulating shallow water sloshing. The main aim of this study is to investigate the effects of the vertical baffle on the damping of liquid sloshing. Results show that baffles number has a major role in sloshing fluctuation damping.

Key words

SPH k–ε vertical baffle shallow water sloshing free surface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSirjan University of TechnologySirjanIran
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringSirjan University of TechnologySirjanIran

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