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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 13, Number 6, June 2002 , pages 653-670

Baffled fuel-storage container: parametric study on transient dynamic characteristics
Lee SY, Cho JR, Park TH, Lee WY

    In order to ensure the structural dynamic stability of moving liquid-storage containers, the flow motion of interior liquid should be appropriately suppressed by means of mechanical devices such as the disc-type elastic baffle. In practice, the design of a suitable baffle requires a priori the parametric dynamic characteristics of storage containers, with respect to the design parameters of baffle, such as the installation location and inner-hole size, the baffle number, and so on. In this paper, we intend to investigate the parametric effect of the baffle parameters on the transient dynamic behavior of a cylindrical fuel-storage tank in an abrupt vertical acceleration motion. For this goal, we employ the ALE (arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian) kinematic description method incorporated with the finite element method.
Key Words
    baffled fuel-storage container, installation location and inner-hole size, transient dynamic characteristics, parametric numerical analysis, ALE method
Lee SY, Pusan Natl Univ, Sch Mech Engn, Pusan 609735, South Korea
Pusan Natl Univ, Sch Mech Engn, Pusan 609735, South Korea
Agcy Def Dev, Taejon 305600, South Korea

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