Proposal of Rationalized Assessment Procedure for Buckling of Thin-Walled Cylindrical Tanks
As for thin walled cylindrical liquid storage tanks in nuclear power plants, the current elastic design guideline against seismic loading might result in too conservative component design. Therefore, it is thought possible to make the design procedure more reasonable by taking dynamic response reduction into account. Experiments using scaled models as well as numerical analyses were carried out, and seismic behavior of thin walled cylindrical liquid storage tanks was simulated to investigate energy absorption capacity and seismic resistance of those tanks. Based on the test and analysis results, assessment procedure for buckling considering post-buckling behavior has been proposed.
H. Kaguchi et al., "Proposal of Rationalized Assessment Procedure for Buckling of Thin-Walled Cylindrical Tanks", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 120, pp. 199-206, 2007