Design of a fuel tank in Volvo frontloader L120: Effects of the baffles on reducing liquid sloshing
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sloshing phenomena could seriously damage tank structures and reduce its
lifetime. On the one hand, studies directly recommend the use of baffles to
solve these problems, nevertheless on the other hand the existence of small
tanks or plastic tanks without baffles confuse and complicate the case.
The first aim in this thesis is to clarify the necessity of baffles for a particular
diesel tank L120 H-Generation in Volvo front loaders. Then, the second aim
is to improve the existing design.
Four configurations are proposed and checked independently. Experiments in
the lab, FEM static stresses analyses and vibrational simulations are done in
order to fulfill the requirements.
The conclusion of this thesis is that the dissipation of energy is highly
recommended, so having an oblique baffle with holes could be a good way to
reduce the sloshing and extend the lifetime of the tank.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 44 p.
Sloshing phenomena, baffles, steel tank, front loader, vorticity
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36000OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-36000DiVA: diva2:733213
Volvo Construction Equipment, Braås
Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering, Master Programme, 60 credits
Linderholt, Andreas, Lektor