Computer Simulation of Liquid Motion in a Container Subjected to Sinusoidal Excitation with Different Turbulence Models
The sloshing phenomena occur when a partially filled container is subjected to external excitation. The aim of the present chapter is to perform a numerical simulation of the liquid sloshing using the “Fluent” software. The simulation of the two-phase application was achieved using the volume of fluid (VOF). The container was subjected to sinusoidal excitation. To impose the external excitation, an user-defined function was developed and interpreted in “Fluent”. Four numerical simulations were developed with different turbulence models: standard k–ε, RNG k–ε, Realizable k–ε, and standard k–ε. The fluid flow characteristics were presented and discussed for the different simulation cases. The numerical results are compared with the experimental data. The comparison between the numerical and the experimental results shows a good agreement for the turbulence model standard k–ε.
KeywordsSloshing Simulation VOF Turbulence model
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