PLASTIC DESIGN OF A STORAGE TANK

The defining equations for finding the yieldpoint load of a symmetrically loaded cylindrical shell have been known for some time and presented in textbooks. This paper tackles the practical problem of designing a storage tank. The tank is of cylindrical shape in a vertical position filled with an incompressible liquid. The bottom of the tank is assumed to be rigid. Four different cases of top closure are considered: open, closed but not welded, welded but not sealed, and sealed. In each case, tank designs are found which just cause incipient plastic flow.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Minneapolis, MN  USA  55455
  • Authors:
    • Hodge Jr, P G
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR064-429-H1-1
  • Contract Numbers: N14-67-a-113-25
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM