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Experimental and Numerical Study on Liquid Sloshing Dynamics with Single Vertical Porous Baffle in a Sway Excited Ship Tank

Sahaj k v and Nasar Thuvanismail
Sahaj k v and Nasar Thuvanismail
  • National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangaluru, Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics, mangaluru, India (

Liquid motion in partially filled tanks may cause large structural loads if the period of tank motion is close to the natural period of fluid inside the tank. This phenomenon is called sloshing. Sloshing means any motion of a free liquid surface inside a container. The effect of severe sloshing motion on global seagoing vessels is an important factor in safety design of such containers. In order to examine the sloshing effects, a shake table experiments were conducted for different water fill depth of aspect ratio 0.163, 0.325 and 0.488. The parametric studies were carried out to show the liquid sloshing effects in terms of slosh frequencies, maximum free surface elevation and hydrodynamic forces acting on the tank wall. Sloshing oscillation for the excitation frequency f1, f2, f3, f4 and f5 are observed and analysed. The excitation frequencies is varied between 0.4566 Hz to 1.9757 Hz and constant amplitudes of 7.5mm was adopted. The movement of fluid in a rectangular tank has been studied using experimental approach and different baffle configurations were adopted for analysing the sloshing oscillation, natural frequencies and variation in wave deflection. The adopted porosities in the present study is 15% – 25 %. Porous screen is placed inside the tank at L/2 location and study is extended for single porous screen for better wave energy absorption. Capacitance wave probes have been placed at tank ends to record the free surface water elevation. Load cells are used to measure the sloshing force inside the tank. Linear variable displacement transducers is used to measure the displacement of shake table. In the present study single porous screen under the action of wave were analysed to understand the wave control performance due to porosity parameters. A boundary element model is developed to calculate problems of wave interaction with a porous screen structure. The numerical results from the present boundary element methods (BEM) are compared with series of experiments conducted in a rectangular tank with various baffle porosities and submerged depths.


How to cite: k v, S. and Thuvanismail, N.: Experimental and Numerical Study on Liquid Sloshing Dynamics with Single Vertical Porous Baffle in a Sway Excited Ship Tank, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-929,, 2019


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