Acta Mechanica

, Volume 220, Issue 1, pp 257–273

Uncertainty analysis of vibrational frequencies of an incompressible liquid in a rectangular tank with and without a baffle using polynomial chaos expansion

Authors

  • D. Krishna. Kishor
    • Department of Aerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of Science
    • Department of Aerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of Science
  • S. Gopalakrishnan
    • Department of Aerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of Science
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00707-011-0475-1

Cite this article as:
Kishor, D.K., Ganguli, R. & Gopalakrishnan, S. Acta Mech (2011) 220: 257. doi:10.1007/s00707-011-0475-1

Abstract

Polynomial chaos expansion (PCE) with Latin hypercube sampling (LHS) is employed for calculating the vibrational frequencies of an inviscid incompressible fluid partially filled in a rectangular tank with and without a baffle. Vibration frequencies of the coupled system are described through their projections on the PCE which uses orthogonal basis functions. PCE coefficients are evaluated using LHS. Convergence on the coefficient of variation is used to find the orthogonal polynomial basis function order which is employed in PCE. It is observed that the dispersion in the eigenvalues is more in the case of a rectangular tank with a baffle. The accuracy of the PCE method is verified with standard MCS results and is found to be more efficient.

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