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.
Spyros A. Karamanos
12 months (2008 - 2009)
Figure 1: Tank with wrinkles.
Figure 2: Laser scanning of wrinkled tank.
Figure 3: Finite element model and stress analysis of wrinkled tank.