Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Aerospace Engineering
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The purpose of the research described here is to study the implementation of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) algorithms as an adequate means for propellant slosh simulations in 1g and 0g environments. The dualSPHysics solver has been adapted for propellant slosh simulations. Simulated sloshing liquid frequency and damping ratio data for 1g cases has been compared to existing experiments for both spherical and prismatic container geometries. The 0g case has been studied to determine what further modifications would be required to obtain realistic simulations results. The findings in this research will be used to create a sloshing simulation to determine torques applied to a Cubesat during operations.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Field, Kristopher S., "Liquid Slosh Analysis Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics" (2014). PhD Dissertations and Master's Theses. 159.