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SAE 2000-01-3476
Fluid Load Analysis Within the Static Roll Model

Ericka Southcombe, Roland L. Ruhl, Edward Kuznetsov

Cargo load movement in cylindrical tanks is incorporated into the static roll model (SRM) implemented in Microsoft Excel. A "generalized ellipse" equation allows a variety of cylindrical tank profiles to be analyzed. For a partially filled tank, the locus of the cargo center of gravity (CG) locations is determined as a function of the cargo surface slope. The cargo is then modeled as a single point mass that moves along a curved guide shaped as the obtained CG locus in the vertical plane. The cargo CG location is determined iteratively in a Virtual Basic routine that surrounds the current Microsoft Excel based solution technique thereby creating a transparent solution approach for the user.

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