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Experimental Modal Analysis Of A Water-filled Circular Cylindrical Tank

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FSI010241

Volume

56

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

932 kb

Author(s)

M. Amabili, F. Pagnanelli & M. Pellegrini

Abstract

Experimental modal analysis has been performed on an empty and water-filled, circular cylindrical tank horizontally suspended. The tank is composed of a circular cylindrical shell with a longitudinal butt seam welding and two end annular plates. A rubber disk was glued to each annular plate to close the tank. The boundary conditions imposed to the circular cylindrical shell by the thin end plates can be considered very close to simply supports. Two little pipe fittings, used for supplying water, were welded to one of the end plates in such a position that they do not affect shell vibrations. The tank was hung to a truss with its axis kept horizontal by a compliant suspension, by using cables connected to the end plates. The Frequency Response Functions (FRFs) between 100 response points and one singl

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