Two-layer sloshing of magnetic fluid and silicone oil under horizontal magnetic field

Takayoshi Ishiyama, Shunsuke Kaneko, Shin Ichiro Takemoto, Tatsuo Sawada

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This study investigates the behavior of two-layer sloshing using a magnetic fluid and silicone oil. To obtain basic relations, a linear theory is employed. After obtaining those relations, theoretical values of free-surface displacement, resonant frequency, and resonant pressure amplitude are compared with experimental results. Experimental data are obtained using a laser sensor and four pressure transducers. Free-surface displacement is measured by the laser sensor. Resonant frequency is measured by both the laser sensor and pressure transducers. Resonant pressure amplitude is recorded by the pressure transducers. The results demonstrate that the theory employed in this study is effective as a first estimation of two-layer sloshing. However, to describe the behavior of a two-layer magnetic fluid sloshing more precisely, a nonlinear analysis that considers magnetic force is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-682
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Two-layer sloshing
  • linear theory analysis
  • magnetic fluid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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