International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

IJSTR@Facebook IJSTR@Twitter IJSTR@Linkedin
Home About Us Scope Editorial Board Blog/Latest News Contact Us

IJSTR >> Volume 4 - Issue 12, December 2015 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616

Experimental Investigation For Liquid Sloshing In Baffled Rectangular Tanks

[Full Text]



M.F. Younes, Y.K. Younes



Keywords: Baffles, Sloshing, Rectangular tank, Liquid vibration



Abstract- Liquid sloshing is a kind of very complicated free surface flow and exists widely in many fields. In this paper, the sloshing phenomenon in a partially filled rectangular tank under a sway excitation is studied experimentally. A small scale test rig is designed and constructed to measure the dynamic tank wall forces and interaction forces, the baffles are fitted to attenuate the lateral motion of the liquid slosh. Lower mounted and upper mounted vertical baffles of different heights are tested. Lower mounted vertical baffles with central hole of different sizes are considered. The results show that the size and position of the vertical baffles significantly improve damping.



[1] Ranganathan, R., 1993, Analysis of Fluid in Partially Filled Tanks and to their Impact on the Directional Response of Vehicle Tank. Society of Automotive Engineers, 1993, Paper No: 932942.

[2] Nichkawde, C., Harish, P.M., Ananthkrishnan, N., Stability analysis of a multibody system model for coupled slosh–vehicle dynamics. J. Sound Vib., 275, 2004, 1069–1083.

[3] H. Akyildiz ,E.N.Unal, Experimental investigation of pressure distribution on a rectangular tank due to the liquid sloshing, Ocean Engineering, 32, 2005, 1503–1516.

[4] H. Akyildiz, E.N.Unal, Sloshing in a three dimensional rectangular tank: numerical simulation and experimental validation, Ocean Engineering, 33, 2006, 2135–2149.

[5] M. S. Celebi, H. Akyildiz, Nonlinear modeling of liquid sloshing in a moving rectangular tank, Ocean Engineering, 29 , ,2002, 1527–1553.

[6] J. R. Cho, H. W. Lee, Numerical study on liquid sloshing in baffled tank by nonlinear finite element method, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 193, 2004, 2581–2598.

[7] D. Liu, P. Lin, A numerical study of three-dimensional liquid sloshing in tanks, Ocean Engineering 36, 2009, 202–212.

[8] A.F. Khalifa, M.H. Arafa, M.G. El-Sherbini, Numerical and experimental analysis of sloshingh in rectangular tanks, J. Eng. Appl. Sci., 54, 2007, 501–516.

[9] M.F. Younes, Y.K. Younes, M. El-Madah, I.M. Ibrahim, E.H. El-Dannanh, An experimental investigation of hydrodynamic damping due to vertical baffle arrangements in a rectangular tank, Proc. IMeche. Part M: J. Eng. Maritime Environ., 221, 2007, 115–123.

[10] M. Arafa, Finite element analysis of sloshing in liquid-filled containers, in: Production Engineering and Design for Development (PEDD7), Cairo, Egypt, 2006, 793–803.

[11] K.C.Biswal,S.K.Bhattacharyya,P.K.Sinha,Free-vibration analysis of liquid-filled tank with baffles, Journal of Sound and Vibration 259 (1) (2003) 177–192.

[12] K.C.Biswal,S.K.Bhattacharyya,P.K.Sinha,Non- linear sloshing in partially liquid filled containers with baffles, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 68 (2006) 317–337