Lateral sloshing in partially filled elliptical tanker trucks using a trammel pendulum
by M.I. Salem, V.H. Mucino, E. Saunders, M. Gautam, A. Lozano-Guzman
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS), Vol. 16, No. 1/2, 2009

Abstract: Fluid sloshing in partially filled tanker trucks is the problem herein being addressed. In these vehicles, lateral fluid sloshing during turning and sudden lane change manoeuvres is the main cause for low rollover threshold. Fluid models and equivalent mechanical spring-bob and pendulums models have been used to simulate the lateral fluid sloshing in various tank shapes. A novel idea of an elliptical trammel pendulum for elliptical tank geometries is proposed. The bases of selecting the parameters of this pendulum such as pendulum mass, length of arms, and location of fixed mass are derived and verified using a finite element approach.

Online publication date: Tue, 17-Mar-2009

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email