Liquid sloshing in containers : its utilisation and control

Anderson, Jeremy Graeme (2000) Liquid sloshing in containers : its utilisation and control. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


Sloshing is the oscillation of a contained liquid. In the first part of this thesis, the interaction between liquid sloshing and a mechanical oscillator has been exploited to control resonant vibrations of the oscillator. A deep-liquid-level sloshing absorber is presented as a practical alternative to the damped tuned absorber. In addition, a numerical simulation procedure is introduced as a computer aided design tool. The objective of the second part of this thesis is to control sloshing. Baffles cantilevered from the sides of tanks have shown effective sloshing control, provided that the volume of liquid remains approximately constant. Alternatively, a simple floating control device consisting of two plates in a dumb-bell arrangement has shown effective control at varying liquid levels.

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Mechanical Engineering)

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Keywords Sloshing, Hydrodynamics, transportation of liquids, liquid movement
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