Effects of wind girders on the buckling of open-topped storage tanks under quasi-static wind loading

Yasushi Uematsu, Takayuki Yamaguchi, Jumpei Yasunaga

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Abstract

The present paper investigates the wind resistant design of ring-stiffened open-topped storage tanks based on finite element analyses, in which we use the distributions of wind pressure on isolated and grouped tank models measured in a wind tunnel experiment. The effects of top/intermediate wind girders on the buckling load and mode of tank shells are investigated based on the results of buckling analysis for quasi-static wind loadings. The design recommendations for the wind girders are proposed, which may provide more reasonable design criteria for the wind girders than the current design guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Volume124
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar

Keywords

  • Buckling
  • Finite element analysis
  • Open-top
  • Storage tank
  • Wind girder
  • Wind pressure distribution
  • Wind tunnel experiment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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