The natural frequencies and damping ratios for surface waves in a circular cylinder are calculated on the assumptions of a fixed contact line, Stokes boundary layers, and either a clean or a fully contaminated surface. These theoretical predictions are compared with the measurements for the first six modes in a brimfull, sharp-edged cylinder of radius 2.77 cm and depth 3.80 cm. The differences between the predicted and observed frequencies were less than 0.5 % for all but the fundamental axisymmetric mode with a clean surface. The difference between the predicted and observed damping ratio for the dominant mode with a clean surface was 20%; this difference was significantly larger for the higher modes with a clean surface and for all of the modes with a contaminated surface.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering