Title: Field tests and validation of dynamical models of tank vehicles Part II: experimental tests and results

Authors: F. Bottiglione; G. Mantriota

Addresses: Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Ambiente e per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Politecnico di Bari, via A. De Gasperi s/n, 74100 Taranto, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Ambiente e per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Politecnico di Bari, via A. De Gasperi s/n, 74100 Taranto, Italy

Abstract: This paper focuses on the description of standard and repeatable tests performed at the Nardò Technical Center (NTC) in Nardò (Lecce – Italy) to investigate the side dynamics of an articulated vehicle carrying liquid. Comparisons between three different kinds of mechanical models and test results are presented. Results show that the dynamical interaction between liquid and rigid cargo is considerably influenced by the type of manoeuvre performed and the sharpness of the steering inputs applied.

Keywords: tank vehicles; sloshing; experimental tests; articulated vehicles; dynamic modelling; mathematical modelling; road tankers; handling performance; vehicle handling; vehicle dynamics; liquid-vehicle interaction; liquid cargoes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2012.045758

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2012 Vol.19 No.1, pp.23 - 39

Available online: 03 Mar 2012 *

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