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Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
Miguel A. F. Sanjuan (editor), Albert C.J. Luo (editor)
Miguel A. F. Sanjuan (editor)

Department of Physics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Madrid, Spain


Albert C.J. Luo (editor)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University Ed-wardsville, IL 62026-1805, USA

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Nonlinear Analysis of Two-layer Fluid Sloshing in a Rectangular Tank Subjected to Width Direction Excitation

Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 5(4) (2016) 399--421 | DOI:10.5890/JAND.2016.12.003

Fumitaka Yoshizumi

Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., 41-1, Yokomichi, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1192, Japan

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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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