The seismic response of shell structures containing a fluid is generally evaluated with the aid of the added-mass concept. This paper presents a study of the seismic response of elastic tanks based on an alternative approach which includes both acoustic and sloshing interaction of the fluid and structure. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the influence of the tank-wall flexibility on the fluid dynamic pressure and the sloshing wave height. The post-earthquake sloshing behavior is also examined.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Waste Management and Disposal
- Mechanical Engineering