Computational Modelling Group

A step toward establishing minimum requirement for CFD modelling of dispersion from floating roof tanks

1st November 2010
31st October 2011
Zheng-Tong Xie, Ian Castro

A Google map of groups of tanks in Rotterdam

It is of great importance to estimate an emission flux (due to leaking from an oil tank) from near field wake, which requires a better understanding of vortex shedding from the tank, in particularly in how the low frequency motion behaves. Large-eddy simulation approaches embedded in up-to-date CFD package will be used for this purpose. This project has a strong link with Concawe and U Surrey.


Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: CFD

Simulation software: Star CCM+, StarCD

Computational platforms: Linux