Settlement of Oil Storage Tanks

by Jr. Braswell,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 5, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


Results of observations covering period of six years on actual settlement of steel tanks used for storage of petroleum products; survey included tanks of various heights and diameters situated on sites with widely varying soil conditions within top few feet; comparison also made between actual and theoretical settlement of large tank for typical soil conditions prevailing in area covered.

Subject Headings: Soil settlement | Storage tanks | Soil surveys | Energy storage | Soil analysis | Steel | Petroleum | Site surveys

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