Failure Modes of Flat Bottom Vertical Storage Tanks

by Philip S. Hashimoto, EQE Engineering Inc, Costa Mesa, United States,
Asit K. Basak, EQE Engineering Inc, Costa Mesa, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Energy in the 90's


Flat bottom vertical storage tanks are important components in essential nuclear power plant safety systems. Data on the seismic capacity and failure modes of such tanks have been identified, reviewed, and summarized. It is concluded that there is substantial information available on vertical tanks, although there are certain areas in which more data are needed.

Subject Headings: Storage tanks | Failure modes | Failure analysis | Power plants | Seismic loads | Seismic waves | Seismic design | Waste disposal

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