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Remarks on the seismic design of unanchored steel tanks

By: M. Lenzi, S. Martini

In the paper the criteria provided by API Std 650 for the seismic design of steel storage tanks are analyzed focusing on the case of unanchored tanks. The hold down forces caused by the uplifting of the wall, the extension of the contact line and the maximum axial compression forces are found. The capacity criterion for the design of the foundations is then considered.

Type: Monograph

Published By: Acmar