Research Papers

Control of Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Slosh in Moving Rectangular Containers

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Jie Huang

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Beijing Institute of Technology,
Beijing 100081, China
e-mail: bit_huangjie@bit.edu.cn

Xinsheng Zhao

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Beijing Institute of Technology,
Beijing 100081, China
e-mail: zxs1994hnu@163.com

Contributed by the Dynamic Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT,AND CONTROL. Manuscript received February 5, 2017; final manuscript received December 3, 2017; published online March 28, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Yang Shi.

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 140(8), 081016 (Mar 28, 2018) (8 pages) Paper No: DS-17-1068; doi: 10.1115/1.4039278 History: Received February 05, 2017; Revised December 03, 2017

Rectangular containers are used for numerous liquid transports in many industrial applications. However, unwanted slosh in the container degrades safe and reliable operations. A three-dimensional (3D) nonlinear slosh model in a more clear way is presented, which benefits simulations of the nonlinear slosh dynamics. In addition, a new method is designed for suppressing the nonlinear slosh by filtering the driving commands. Comparison between the new method and a previously present method is also explored. Many simulations are conducted to analyze the sloshing dynamics and the effectiveness of the new method. Experimental results obtained from a moving rectangular container validate the dynamic effects and the effectiveness of the method.

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Fig. 1

A slosh model in a rectangular tank

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Fig. 2

Residual amplitudes of the surface elevation: (a) driving distance and (b) container length

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Fig. 3

Slosh suppression architecture

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Fig. 4

Residual amplitudes of the surface elevation with the smoother and three-hump EI shaper: (a) driving distance and (b) container length

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A rectangular liquid tank

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Simulated and experimental results induced by driving distances: (a) without control and (b) with the smoother and three-hump EI shaper



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