Int. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems   »   2007 Vol.14, No.4

 

 

Title: Liquid slosh in articulated tank vehicles: image-based investigation in field test

 

Author: Francesco Bottiglione, Mario Foglia, Giacomo Mantriota, Marco Mastrovito

 

Addresses:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Gestionale, Politecnico di Bari, Viale Japigia, 182, 70126 Bari, Italy.
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Gestionale, Politecnico di Bari, Viale Japigia, 182, 70126 Bari, Italy.
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell
Ambiente e per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Politecnico di Bari, Viale del Turismo, 8, 74100 Taranto, Italy.
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell
Ambiente e per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Politecnico di Bari, Viale del Turismo, 8, 74100 Taranto, Italy

 

Abstract: A theoretical and experimental investigation dealing with the oscillations of liquid cargoes transported by tank trailers is reported. By means of a CCD camera, it was possible to gather information on the oscillation of the liquid directly inside the tank. Vehicle dynamics was captured by an instrumented trailer. In this work experimental results of a trial manoeuvre consisting of a 90° curve performed by an articulated car-trailer system are described. These results are compared to those predicted by a mathematical model of articulated vehicles, including a simplified dynamic model of liquid motion. Good agreement between experimental and theoretical predictions is exhibited.

 

Keywords: liquid slosh; tank vehicles; vehicle stability; experimental; heavy vehicles; oscillations; liquid cargoes; tank trailers; CCD camera; liquid motion; dynamic modelling.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2007.015711

 

Int. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2007 Vol.14, No.4, pp.441 - 459

 

Available online: 09 Nov 2007

 

 

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