Hellenic Petroleum SA


University of Thessaly, Greece


This project was aimed at determining the structural condition of a liquid storage tank in a refinery, which had visible wrinkles in its wall. The tank wall surface was laser-scanned and digitized, and this enabled the development of a robust finite element model to conduct stress analysis under hydrostatic and seismic loading conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Spyros A. Karamanos

Total Budget:

18,000 Euros


12 months (2008 - 2009)


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Figure 1: Tank with wrinkles.

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Figure 2: Laser scanning of wrinkled tank.

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Figure 3: Finite element model and stress analysis of wrinkled tank.

Spyros A. Karamanos, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering | University of Thessaly | Pedion Areos, Volos 38334, Greece
Phone: +30 - 24210 74086, 74360 | Fax : +30 - 24210 74360 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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