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Published: Građevinar 70 (2018) 8
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Sloshing in medium size tanks caused by earthquake studied by SPH

Marina Sunara Kusić, Jure Radnić, Nikola Grgić, Alen Harapin

Abstract

A numerical study of sloshing effects in medium-sized liquid storage tanks subjected to earthquake is briefly presented in the paper. The following issues are considered in the study: the phenomena occurring in tanks during excitation, the amount of pressure change during sloshing, and the effects on the tank itself. The numerical model used in the study is based on the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. The presented method can be used for simulating main nonlinear characteristics of the fluid, such as viscosity, cavitation, wave breaking, and turbulence. The reliability of the model and some of its possibilities are illustrated on a practical example.

Keywords
liquid storage tank, numerical test, sloshing, pressure at tank walls, smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH)

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Kusić, M. S., Radnić, J., Grgić, N., Harapin, A.: Sloshing in medium size tanks caused by earthquake studied by SPH, GRAĐEVINAR, 70 (2018) 8, pp. 671-684, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2169.2017

OR:

Kusić, M. S., Radnić, J., Grgić, N., Harapin, A. (2018). Sloshing in medium size tanks caused by earthquake studied by SPH, GRAĐEVINAR, 70 (8), 671-684, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2169.2017

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Authors:
Marina
Marina Sunara Kusić
University of Split
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy
Jure Radnic WEB
Jure Radnić
University of Split
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy
Grgic Nikola
Nikola Grgić
University of Split,
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy
Alen
Alen Harapin