China Ocean Engineering

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 615–628 | Cite as

Effects of perforated baffle on reducing sloshing in rectangular tank: Experimental and numerical study

  • Mi-an Xue (薛米安)
  • Peng-zhi Lin (林鹏智)
  • Jin-hai Zheng (郑金海)Email author
  • Yu-xiang Ma (马玉祥)
  • Xiao-li Yuan (苑晓丽)
  • Viet-Thanh Nguyen


A liquid sloshing experimental rig driven by a wave-maker is designed and built to study liquid sloshing problems in a rectangular liquid tank with perforated baffle. A series of experiments are conducted in this experimental rig to estimate the free surface fluctuation and pressure distribution by changing external excitation frequency of the shaking table. An in-house CFD code is also used in this study to simulate the liquid sloshing in three-dimensional (3D) rectangular tank with perforated baffle. Good agreements of free surface elevation and pressure between the numerical results and the experimental data are obtained and presented. Spectral analysis of the time history of free surface elevation is conducted by using the fast Fourier transformation.

Key words

liquid sloshing experimental study rectangular tank perforated baffle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mi-an Xue (薛米安)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peng-zhi Lin (林鹏智)
    • 3
  • Jin-hai Zheng (郑金海)
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yu-xiang Ma (马玉祥)
    • 4
  • Xiao-li Yuan (苑晓丽)
    • 1
    • 5
  • Viet-Thanh Nguyen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic EngineeringHohai UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.College of Harbour Coastal and Offshore EngineeringHohai UniversityNanjingChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River EngineeringSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  4. 4.State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  5. 5.College of Mechanics and MaterialsHohai UniversityNanjingChina

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