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A port-Hamiltonian model of liquid sloshing in moving containers and application to a fluid-structure system

Cardoso-Ribeiro, Flávio Luiz and Matignon, Denis and Pommier-Budinger, Valérie A port-Hamiltonian model of liquid sloshing in moving containers and application to a fluid-structure system. (2017) Journal of Fluids and Structures, 69. 402-427. ISSN 0889-9746

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2016.12.007


This work is motivated by an aeronautical issue: the fuel sloshing in the tank coupled with very flexible wings. Vibrations due to these coupled phenomena can lead to problems like reduced passenger comfort and maneuverability, and even unstable behavior. Port-Hamiltonian systems (pHs) provide a unified framework for the description of multi-domain, complex physical systems and a modular approach for the interconnection of subsystems. In this work, pHs models are proposed for the equations of liquid sloshing in moving containers and for the structural equations of beams with piezoelectric actuators. The interconnection ports are used to couple the sloshing dynamics in the moving tank to the motion the beam. This coupling leads to an infinite-dimensional model of the system in the pHs form. A finite-dimensional approximation is obtained by using a geometric pseudo-spectral method that preserves the pHs structure at the discrete level. Experimental tests on a structure made of a beam and a tank were carried out to validate the finite-dimensional model of liquid sloshing in moving containers. Finally, the pHs model proves useful to design an active control law for the reduction of sloshing phenomena.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:30 Jan 2017 11:13

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