Rotation of a Cube Considering Sloshing Simulation, ANSYS Fluent Training
$240.00 Student Discount
- The problem numerically simulates the Rotation of a Cube Considering Sloshing using ANSYS Fluent software.
- We design the 3-D model with the Design Modeler software.
- We mesh the model with ANSYS Meshing software, and the element number equals 168367.
- We perform this simulation as unsteady (Transient).
- We use the VOF Multiphase model to define water and air.
- We use a UDF to define the variable angular velocity of the cube’s rotation.
In this project, the rotation of a cube containing water and air is investigated by ANSYS Fluent software. The cube rotates around the Y-axis with variable angular velocity. The cube’s distance to the rotation axis is equal to 1 m.
The angular velocity of rotation varies with time as the function 0.252273*sin(2.53*time+36800).
The fluid domain geometry is designed in the Design Modeler, and the computational grid is generated using Ansys Meshing. The mesh type is unstructured, and the element number is 168367.
The interaction of water and air inside the cube is modeled using the Volume of Fluid (VOF) multiphase approach. VOF multiphase approach is considered since it is an efficient and precise approach for capturing the interface location between phases.
A User Defined Function (UDF) defines the variable angular velocity of the cube’s rotation. Also, the solver is Transient.
This project investigates the simplified sloshing effect in fluid containers where a situation similar to the one studied here can occur due to the acceleration of the carrier vehicle.
Results show that pressure on the bottom surface of the cube varies with radial distance to the OO line. Pressure increases as the position are away from the OO’s line.