Wind loads on open-topped oil-storage tanks in various arrangements

Yasushi Uematsu, J. Yasunaga

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Abstract

Wind pressure coefficients for designing open-topped oil-storage tanks were investigated based on a wind tunnel experiment. Focus was on the interference between multiple tanks placed in various arrangements. The wind pressures were measured at many points simultaneously both on the external and internal surfaces of rigid models in a turbulent boundary layer. The results indicate that the wind pressure distributions are strongly dependent on the arrangement. A discussion is made of the effects of arrangement pattern and gap spacing on the distribution of positive pressure difference coefficients in the windward region that affects the buckling behavior of the tanks significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering, EACWE 2013
PublisherInternational Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE)
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event6th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering, EACWE 2013 - Cambridge
Duration: 2013 Jul 72013 Jul 13

Other

Other6th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering, EACWE 2013
CityCambridge
Period13/7/713/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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