Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization (OAΣΠ)


Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (U. of Thessaly)
Industry of Phosphoric Fertilizers, Thessaloniki, Greece (ΒΦΛ Α.Ε.)


The earthquake response of important industrial structures is examined (tanks, pressure vessels, pipes and pipe racks, heaters, chimneys and fare towers, control rooms). The results are evaluated and compared with the design provisions of API, ASME codes, in order to develop basic guidelines for the seismic design of those structures, compatible with the Greek Seismic Code.

Principal Investigator:

Spyros A. Karamanos


44,000 Euros


24 months (2001 - 2002)


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Figure 1: Industrial facility.

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Figure 2: Industrial pipes.

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Figure 3: Industrial pipes.

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Figure 4: Spherical pressure vessel.

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Figure 5: Horizontal cylindrical pressure vessel.

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Figure 6: Industrial chimney.

Spyros A. Karamanos, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering | University of Thessaly | Pedion Areos, Volos 38334, Greece
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