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Type: Journal article
Title: Initial flow of liquid in accelerating tank
Author: Roberts, A.J.
Citation: Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 1988; 114(1):175-180
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Issue Date: 1988
ISSN: 0733-9399
1943-7889
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A. J. Roberts
Abstract: The initial stage of liquid flow generated in a partly filled rectangular tank by suddenly accelerating the tank is investigated. It is found that the liquid, as a whole, is not accelerated at the same rate as the tank (this effect is especially marked for long shallow tanks). Thus, at later times a considerable excess force must be applied to the liquid in order for it to ``catch-up'' on this acceleration. These results are applicable to the behavior of liquid being carried in a road tanker when the tanker brakes or accelerates. It describes the initial stage of the sloshing motion of the liquid which may lead to handling difficulties or structural failure.
Rights: ©ASCE
RMID: 0030008245
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9399(1988)114:1(175)
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