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Experimental study of liquid slosh dynamics in a half filled cylindrical tank

Hussain Shah, Qasim and Abid, Hasan M. and Rosli, Adib (2011) Experimental study of liquid slosh dynamics in a half filled cylindrical tank. In: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Behavior of Materials. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 220-225. ISBN 9789674181741

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Abstract

Liquid in an arbitrary shaped container under external excitations, results in surface and bulk turbulence. The nature of such turbulence is quite complex due to several effects such as sloshing,pressure gradient etc. Amongst these, sloshing makes the liquid container more vulnerable to structural damages. Depending on the type of disturbance and container shape, the fiee liquid surface may experience different types of motion including simple planar, non-planar, rotational, irregular beating,symmetric,asymmetric, quasi-periodic and chaotic. However, the amplitude of slosh depends on the amplitude and frequency of the tank motion, liquid-fill depth, liquid properties and tank geometry. The resonance in the case of horizontal excitation occurs when the external forcing fiequency is close to the natural frequency of the liquid. Hence liquid sloshing is a practical problem with regard to the safety of transportation systems, such as oil tankers on highways, liquid tank cars on railroads, oceangoing vessels with liquid cargo, propellant tank used in satellites and other spacecraft vehicles, and several others

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3563/19919
Uncontrolled Keywords: Liquid, cylindrical tank, liquid slosh
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Qasim Hussain Shah
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2012 06:21
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2012 06:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/19919

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