SLOSHING OF LIQUIDS IN CIRCULAR CANALS AND SPHERICAL TANKS
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA
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Theoretical calculations are made of the natural modes and frequencies of small-amplitude sloshing of liquids in partially filled circular canals and spherical tanks. An integral-equation approach is used to analyze the circular canal for arbitrary depth of liquid. A similar approach for the spherical tank provides modes and frequencies for the nearly-full and half-full cases. These results, together with the known behavior of the nearly- empty tank, are used in conjunction with the trends established for the circular canal as a basis for estimating frequencies for arbitrary depth of liquid in the spherical tank. The dynamic analysis of the container-fluid system by means of the mode-superposition approach is discussed, and modal parameters required in such analyses are presented.
- Fluid Mechanics