This paper examines the influence of oblique perforated baffles on the sloshing dynamics of rectangular liquid storage tanks. The analysis presented accounts for sway induced hydrodynamic forces and entropy generation. Internal liquid free surface oscillation is modelled by the volume of fluid method. The effect of baffle geometric parameters, orientation and porosity on loads is examined and numerical results are compared against a set of experiments. Consequently, an engineering method suggesting the optimum size, angle of inclination and topology of baffles for the case of a rectangular tank is presented. It is shown that implementation of optimized oblique porous dual baffles may reduce sloshing loads by up to 15%.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment|
|Early online date||8 Oct 2020|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 8 Oct 2020|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
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