SHAPE OPTIMIZATION OF ELLIPTICAL ROAD CONTAINERS DUE TO LIQUID LOAD IN STEADY-STATE TURNING

A numerical analysis of liquid load in elliptical road containers undergoing a steady-state turning manoeuvre is presented for containers of unrestricted size and for containers of fixed capacity. The liquid load is expressed in terms of the horizontal and vertical forces and the overturning moment created by these forces around the middle bottom point of the container. The moment is obtained by integrating the liquid free-surface equation and using numerical calculation of the resulting expressions. An optimization study with an objective to minimize the peak overturning moment is performed on containers of fixed capacity to identify the optimal height/width ratio of the container. The results of this investigation being of a general nature, i.e. with no restriction for an application, are particularly intended for road tankers under a steady turning manoeuvre, where they can be applied with high degree of accuracy. (A)

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

    P.O. Box 825
    2160 SZ Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • POPOV, G
    • Sankar, S
    • SANKAR, T S
  • Publication Date: 1996-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 203-21
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM