Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
Nonlinear Analysis of Twolayer Fluid Sloshing in a Rectangular Tank Subjected to Width Direction Excitation
Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 5(4) (2016) 399421  DOI:10.5890/JAND.2016.12.003
Fumitaka Yoshizumi
Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., 411, Yokomichi, Nagakute, Aichi, 4801192, Japan
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Abstract
This paper describes a nonlinear theory to describe oscillations of two liquid layers formed in a rectangular tank. Nonlinear equations based on the variational principle and the Galerkin method are used, which are written in a form of direct expanding in eigenmodes. Analysis using the equations is described under the experimental conditions reported in a previous study. Both the experiment and the analysis demonstrate a “peculiar oscillation” in which the interface of the two liquids oscillates at 1/5 to 1/7 of the excitation frequency in a particular excitation frequency range. By observing the nonlinear force time series, four eigenmodes are identified to be mainly relevant to the oscillation. An amplitude equation analysis was applied to the four relevant eigenmodes. It was found that this “peculiar oscillation” is one of summed and differential harmonic oscillations (combination oscillation) in which one asymmetric and one symmetric eigenmode excite each other through the mediation of other two asymmetric eigenmodes.
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