2008 - Chimneys, silos and tanks, Technique

Ovalization of Steel Storage Tanks as a Result of Differential Settlements

In this paper, the effects induced by the differential settlements in open top and floating roof steel storage tanks are analysed. Attention is focused on the ovalization induced by the radial movements of the wall which may...more

2008 - Chimneys, silos and tanks, Technique

Remarks on the seismic design of unanchored steel tanks

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...more