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A Case Study of Evaluation of Tank Rock Motion With Simplified Analysis Procedure

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Tomoyo Taniguchi

Tottori University, Tottori, Japan

Daisuke Okui

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Hyogo, Japan

Paper No. PVP2014-28635, pp. V008T08A044; 8 pages
  • ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 8: Seismic Engineering
  • Anaheim, California, USA, July 20–24, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4607-0
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


Based on mechanical analogy between rocking motion of cylindrical tanks and that of two degree of freedom (2DOF) system, equations of motion for cylindrical tanks allowed to rock, that naturally includes effects of rocking-bulging interaction, are derived. Employing that the tank bulging motion is specified by a value of response acceleration spectrum in the absence of uplift and ordering terms, the simplified analysis for evaluating the angular acceleration of the tank rock motion, absolute maximum response acceleration of the tank bulging motion, base shear and reaction is derived. Assuming two percent of the ratio of the uplift width of the tank bottom plate to the diameter of tank, all physical quantities used for the simplified analysis are determined, tank responses are calculated and compared with corresponding responses computed by the Explicit Finite Element Analysis (EFEA). Comparison suggests that the proposed simplified analysis conservatively estimates all responses besides the angular acceleration.

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Topics: Rocks



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