earthquake spectrum
Hi all,
I want to model a tank sloshing with respect to earthquake acceleration. How should I define the earthquake spectrum for ansys cfx? I'm doing mesh motion. Regards; hamed 
CFX cannot model in the frequency domain like modal analysis in FEA. You are going to have to convert it into a displacement versus time and impose that as a mesh motion.

Thanks for the reply.
If I have a graph of displacment vs time, how should input that to cfx as the mesh displacement? best regards; 
Have a look at the tutorial examples for how to implement moving mesh.

Thanks. I know how to do mesh motion with a known equation. But know I have the graph of acceleration vs time. If I manage to integrate it and get the plot of displacement vs time, how can I give this as mesh motion. It is not an equation which I could simply enter for mesh motion displacement.
Regards; 
If you have the equation of motion then why can't you use it?

No I don't have the equation. As I said I just have a graph of displacment vs time. I don't know how to implement this graph to mesh motion.

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Create a text file from your data with X Y format, then import it into a CFX function. 
Dear Ali,
Can you please be more specific and guide me on this. How should I make the text file and then how can I input it in cfx? Thank you very much. 
Use a 1D interpolation function. I set these up by generating the function with some dummy data then editting it in the command editor to include your data points.

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