Articles written in Sadhana
Volume 42 Issue 5 May 2017 pp 805-815
Sloshing in any type of container may invite instability to it. If some part of the free liquid surface in the annular region of a specially designed circular cylindrical container is covered with an annular baffle, the natural frequencies and the response of the liquid in the container undergo a drastic change. A partly covered free surface shifts the natural frequency above and away from the control frequency of the vehicle, in which the liquid-filled container is placed, which results in the reduction of sloshing mass participating in the dynamicmotion of the system. The fundamental natural frequency of an inviscid and incompressible liquid is determined for increasing width of the baffle that is attached to the outer tank wall on the free surface. It is observed that by increasing the width of the baffle, natural frequencies can be significantly increased. Investigations are also carried out for different values of Bond number, which depicts different states of surface tension, and for varyingvalues of the part of the radius in the fluid region. It is also observed that by increasing the fluid height inside the container, the natural frequencies can be increased, which results in reduction of sloshing.