Published: 07 October 2016

Mathematical modeling of hydroelastic walls oscillations of the channel on Winkler foundation under vibrations

Lev I. Mogilevich1
Victor S. Popov2
Anna A. Popova3
Aleftina V. Christoforova4
1, 2, 3Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, Saratov, Russia
4Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia
Corresponding Author:
Victor S. Popov
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The bending oscillations of a narrow slit channel walls with highly viscous liquid inside and put on a vibrating Winkler foundation are investigated. The channel walls bending oscillations laws are discovered on the basis of hydroelasticity problem solution, as well as pressure in the liquid ones. The deflections amplitudes distribution and liquid pressure along the channel functions are constructed. The obtained results allow investigating dynamic processes, conditioned by constructions elastic elements and viscous liquid interaction in lubrication system, damping and various devices and units.

1. Introduction

The elastic elements of constructions with liquid oscillations are of great importance for modern machines, units and devices analysis [1]. In reference [2] the rectangular plate oscillations plunged into an ideal incompressible liquid with a free surface are investigated. Reference [3] studies the plate chaotic oscillations under interaction with ideal incompressible flow. The problem of round plate oscillations on incompressible liquid fee surface is considered in reference [4], whereas reference [5] investigates round plate oscillations in water with free surface. The problem of bending oscillations of channel wall interacting with ideal liquid, which fills the channel, is solved in [6], and vibration cavitations in cooling liquid, surrounding internal-combustion engine shell having been solved on its basis. The investigation of the beam hydroelastic oscillation in viscous flow with application to piezoelectric element which can be used for receiving energy from the flow is made in [7]. Reference [8] studies the cantilevering fixed beam oscillations in an unlimited volume of viscous incompressible flow. Reference [9] investigates interminable plate oscillations on viscous liquid layer. The investigation of terminable length vibrating plates interaction with viscous incompressible liquid layer between them is made in [10]. References [11, 12] consider analogues problems for round disks with one of them being three-layered. The plate oscillations, caused by pressure pulsating in viscous liquid layer are considered in [13]. References [14, 15] deal with three-layered plates interaction with viscous liquid layer. The oscillations of membrane with elastic foundation, situated on the channel bottom, with ideal incompressible liquid with a free surface inside the channel are investigated in [16]. However, for practical purposes, the consideration of thin liquid layer viscosity impact on elastic channel walls oscillations, for the case of the channel having vibrating elastic foundation, is of great interest.

2. Statement of the problem

Let us consider a narrow slit channel, filled with highly viscous incompressible liquid (see Fig. 1). The channel walls make two elastic plates 1 and 2, being of similar geometrical sizes in the plan and simply supported at the butt ends. The channel size bl. The plates thicknesses are h1, h2, the liquid layer thickness is δ0l. The plate 1 is put on Winkler elastic foundation. The considered mechanical system performs harmonic oscillations with assigned vibro-acceleration z¨0=Ezd2f0(ωt)/dt2=-Ezω2f0(ωt), f0(ωt)=sinωt. Here Ezω2 is the vibro-acceleration amplitude, ω is the oscillation frequency, t is the time. The vibro-acceleration amplitude can be assigned in gravity acceleration units g, i.e. Ezω2=kg, here k is the vibro-overloading coefficient. Plates 1, 2 perform bending oscillations with amplitudes w1mδ0, w2mδ0. In the considered assignment, the liquid flow in the channel is viewed as a creeping one and liquid leakage at the butt ends being free in the same liquid with constant pressure p0.

Fig. 1A schematic diagram of a narrow slit channel on Winkler foundation

A schematic diagram of a narrow slit channel on Winkler foundation

Let us put Cartesian coordinate system in the middle plate 1 surface center. Taking into account, that bl we will consider the problem in a flat setting. Strong damping, conditioned by liquid viscosity, takes place in the considered oscillating system. Therefore, transition processes in the system will get out rapidly and the stationary oscillations will emerge. Further, according to reference [17], we will focus on studying stationary forced harmonic oscillations regime.

3. The theory

The channel wall bending oscillations equations take the form of:

Di4wix4+(2-i)χw1+ρihiz¨0+2wit2=(-1)i-1q, i=1, 2,

where wi is the deflection of ith plate, Di is the bending stiffness of ith plate, ρi is the density of ith plate, χ is the elastic coefficient of Winkler foundation, q=-p+2ρνuz/z is the normal stress, acting from the liquid layer on the plate [18], p is the pressure, ρ is the density of the liquid, ν is the kinematical coefficient of the liquid viscosity, uz is the liquid velocity vector project on coordinate axis z.

Boundary conditions for Eq. (1) are the conditions of simply supported edges:

wi=2wix2=0, x=±l, i=1, 2.

Highly viscous incompressible liquid dynamics in a narrow slit channel is described by Navier-Stokes equations and continuity equation, in which local and convective inertia members are omitted, according to hydrodynamic lubrication theory [18]:

1ρpx=ν2uxx2+2uxz2, 1ρpz=-z¨0+ν2uzx2+2uzz2, uxx+uzz=0,

where ux is the liquid velocity vector project on coordinate axis x.

Boundary conditions for Eq. (3) are the conditions of liquid adhesion to the walls and the conditions for pressure at the both ends:

ux=u2t, uz=w2t, at z=h 1 2+δ0+w2,
ux=u1t, uz=w1t, at z=h 1 2+w1,
p=p0, at x=±l,

where ui is the longitudinal shift of ith plate, i= 1, 2.

Let us introduce dimensionless variables:

ξ=xl, ζ=z-0,5h1δ0-1, τ=ωt, uz=w2mωUζ, ux= w2mωUξψ,
wi=wimWi, ui=uimUi, p=p0+Pνρw2m ωψ-2δ0-ρz¨0z-δ0-w2-h12,
λi=wim δ01, ψ=δ0l1,

where ψ, λi are the small parameters, characterizing the problem, i= 1, 2.

By substituting Eq. (6) in liquid dynamic Eq. (3) and the corresponding boundary Eq. (4) and (5), we get:

Pξ =ψ2 2 Uξξ2 + 2Uξζ2, Pζ = ψ2 ψ2 2Uζξ2+2Uζζ2, Uξξ+Uζζ = 0,
Uξ=ψu2mw2mU2τ, Uζ=W2τ at ζ=1+λ2W2,
Uξ=ψu1mw2mU1τ, Uζ=w1mw2mW1τ at ζ=λ1W1,
P=0 at ξ=±1.

The normal stress, acting from the liquid layer on the plate, will be written down, as:

q=ρδ0z¨0(ζ-1-λ2W2)-p0-νρw2m ω(ψ2δ0)-1(P-2ψ2)Uζζ.

Further, we note that in the considered setting ψ=o1, uim/w2m=O1, λ1=λ2w1m/w2m=o1, and therefore, the member at ψ, ψ2, λ1, λ2 in Eq. (7), boundary Eq. (8), (9) and normal stress Eq. (10) can be omitted. As a result, we get liquid dynamic problem in the form of the Eq. (11) and boundary Eq. (12):

Pξ=2Uξζ2, Pζ=0, Uξξ+Uζζ = 0,
Uξ=0, Uζ=W2τ at ζ=1, Uξ=0, Uζ=w1mw2mW1τ at ζ=0,
P=0 at ξ=±1.

The solutions of the Eq. (11) with boundary Eq. (12) has the form of:

Uξ = ζ2-ζ2Pξ, Uζ =w1mw2mW1τ+3ζ2-2ζ3122Pξ2,
P=121ξ W~τdξdξ-6ξ-1-1 1 W~τdξdξ, W~=W2-w1mw2mW1.

By substituting Eq. (13) in the expression from the normal stress Eq. (10), written down in zero approximation at ψ and λ2, and considering the normal stress in channel walls dynamics Eq. (1), we get integro-differential equations of channel walls hydroelastic oscillations:

=(-1)ip0+12νρw2m ω(ψ2δ0)-11ξ W~τdξdξ-ξ-1/2-1 1 W~τdξdξ.

With consideration of boundary Eq. (2), (5) we will look for the assigned equations solution in the form of:

wi =wim Wi=wim k=1Rik0+Rik τcos(2k-1)πξ2, i=1, 2,

here the upper index 0 means the solution, corresponding to static pressure p0.

By substituting Eq. (15) into Eq. (14) and setting the remaining members of Eq. (14) in series of trigonometric functions of longitudinal coordinate ξ and then, equating the coefficients at similar trigonometric functions, we obtain the expression for Rik0:


and the system of ordinary differential equations for Rikτ:

w1ma11 R1k +w1ma12 dR1k dτ+w2m a14 dR2k dτ=-d1Ezω2d2f0dτ2,
w1ma22 dR1k dτ+w2ma23 R2k +w2ma24 dR2k dτ=-d2Ezω2d2f0dτ2.

Here, it is taken into account that for the stationary harmonic oscillations regime we have d2Rik/dτ2=Rik and the following symbols having been introduced:

a11 =D1l-4(2k-1π/2)4+χ-ρ1 h1 ω2, a12 =2Kkω, a14 =-a12 ,
a22 =a14 =-a12 , a23 =D2l-4(2k-1π/2)4-ρ2 h2 ω2, a24 =a12 =-a14 ,
2Kk=12ρνψ-2δ0-1(2/2k-1π)2, di=-4(-1)k(2k-1π)-1ρihi+2-iρδ0.

By solving the system Eq. (17) for the stationary harmonic oscillations regime we find:


here i= 1, 2 for plates 1 and 2, the following symbols having been introduced:

Fk =a11 a23 , Ck =a12 a11 +a23 , F1k =d1 a23 ,
F2k =d2 a11 , C1k =C2k =a12 (d1 +d2 ).

Considering Eq. (16) and (18), we can present the final expressions for plate deflections as:

Ai=Qi2+Ni2, ϕi=arctgNiQi,
Qi=k=1FkFik+CkCikFk2+Ck2cos(2k-1)πx2l, Ni=k=1FkCik-CkFikFk2+Ck2cos(2k-1)πx2l.

Taking into account Eqs. (18), (15) in the expression for pressure Eq. (13) we finally obtain the law of dimensional pressure distribution in the channel in the form:

Πx,ω=Bk2+Sk2, ϕp(x,ω)=arctgSkBk,
Bk=k=12KkωCkF1k -F2k Fk2+Ck2cos(2k-1)πx2l,
Sk=k=12KkωFkF1k -F2k Fk2+Ck2cos(2k-1)πx2l.

4. Conclusions

The first member of the Eq. (19) is the channel walls static deflection conditioned by static pressure in the liquid p0, the second member is the deflection, conditioned by foundation vibration. The first component in pressure distribution law Eq. (20) represents static liquid pressure in the channel. The second component is dynamic liquid pressure, conditioned by foundation vibro-acceleration (an analogue of pressure due to the gravity). The third component is pressure, conditioned by channel walls oscillations under foundation vibro-acceleration.

It must be noted that the first and the second pressure components cannot exceed the assigned values. The third component pressure value is defined by the function Πx,ω, which represents pressure distribution frequency dependent function along the channel. Under longitudinal coordinate fixed value x, the assigned function is the pressure amplitude characteristic in the assigned channel cross-section. The same can be stated in relation to the deflections amplitudes distribution functions Aix,ω, being frequency dependent ones. The functions φix,ω,φpx,ω are frequency dependent ones of the plates deflections phase shifts distribution and the pressure phase shift along the channel, correspondingly.

The investigation of the above mentioned functions behavior, depending on oscillations frequency, makes it possible to study dynamic processes in the channel under consideration. The obtained expressions for channel walls deflections analysis allows to state that the elastic coefficient of Winkler foundation in a static state causes deflection reduction of the first plate, deflections amplitude dynamics reducing in both plates in a dynamic state. Thus, the paper results can be used for calculation and analysis hydroelastic oscillations of channel walls on elastic foundation and for calculation of hydraulic dampers, pumps elements, hydrodrives, lubrication, cooling and fuel supply systems.


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About this article

29 May 2016
24 August 2016
07 October 2016
Flow induced structural vibrations
hydroelastic oscillations
viscous liquid
Winkler foundation

The research is made under the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFFI) Grant 15-01-01604-a.