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Validation of Slosh Model Parameters and Anti-Slosh Baffle Designs of Propellant Tanks by Using Lateral Slosh Testing
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Author and Affiliation:
Perez, Jose G.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States);
Parks, Russel, A.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States);
Lazor, Daniel R.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: The slosh dynamics of propellant tanks can be represented by an equivalent mass-pendulum-dashpot mechanical model. The parameters of this equivalent model, identified as slosh mechanical model parameters, are slosh frequency, slosh mass, and pendulum hinge point location. They can be obtained by both analysis and testing for discrete fill levels. Anti-slosh baffles are usually needed in propellant tanks to control the movement of the fluid inside the tank. Lateral slosh testing, involving both random excitation testing and free-decay testing, are performed to validate the slosh mechanical model parameters and the damping added to the fluid by the anti-slosh baffles. Traditional modal analysis procedures were used to extract the parameters from the experimental data. Test setup of sub-scale tanks will be described. A comparison between experimental results and analysis will be presented.
Publication Date: Oct 16, 2012
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(Acquired Jan 09, 2013)
Report/Patent Number: M12-1999
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE 20120015663)
Meeting Information: 28th Aerospace Testing Seminar; 16-18 Oct. 2012; Los Angeles, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Aerospace Corp.; United States
Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 39p; In English; Original contains color and black and white illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
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