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Rocking Response of Unanchored Flat-Bottom Cylindrical Shell Tanks Subjected to Horizontal Base Excitation: Part I — Rigid Bottom Plate

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Tomoyo Taniguchi

Tottori University, Tottori, Tottori, Japan

Paper No. PVP2003-2122, pp. 211-219; 9 pages
  • ASME 2003 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Seismic Engineering
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA, July 20–24, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4157-X
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


The rocking dynamics of the tank is discussed by introducing the rock-translation interaction. The centrifugal, inertia and Coriolis forces accompanied with non-inertial coordinate system are incorporated into the conventional and translational tank-liquid system. Moreover, the reaction forces from the tank-liquid system are taken rocking system into account. As the beginning of series researches, using a rigid cylinder and a tank with rigid bottom plate, the necessity of the rock-translation interaction for evaluating rocking responses of the tank is highlighted. In addition, the sufficient friction to enter and sustain a rocking motion of the tank is discussed based on time histories of horizontal and vertical reaction forces on the pivoting edge.

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