Study of rectilinear motion-to-motion anti-sloshing trajectories

Project Description

The term sloshing refers to the stirring of a liquid inside a container during its motion. Anti-sloshing motion laws are studied in the literature to avoid liquid spillage and, in general, control the motion of the liquid free-surface. Classical anti-sloshing methods are applied to execute rest-to-rest movements. This project aims to develop rectilinear anti-sloshing trajectories for an utterly general situation: from a motion condition (velocity and acceleration different from zero) to a motion condition.


  • Sound knowledge of basic mathematics
  • Basic knowledge of Matlab
  • Basic knowledge of motion planning methods
  • Basic knowledge of the mechanics of vibration
  • Strong initiative and attitude problem solving
  • Strong will to cope with demanding challenges
  • Keen on studying complex new theory

Not required but good to have:

  • Foundation of mechanics of robots
  • Foundation of optimization algorithms
  • Foundation of automatic control

Target Objectives

  • Study of the sloshing phenomenon
  • Study of methods for vibration damping
  • Acquire competence in standard industrial motion planning methods
  • Acquire competence in research activities (bibliography analysis)
  • Strength the knowledge of Matlab and acquire the capability to use it to simulate the behavior of dynamic systems

Expected Results

  • Analysis of the literature regarding motion-to-motion anti-vibration motion planning methods
  • Development of a method to execute motion-to-motion anti-sloshing rectilinear movements
  • Verify the effectiveness of the proposed anti-sloshing method with experimental tests

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