International Journal of Steel Structures

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 1167–1176 | Cite as

Shaking Table Test of Steel Cylindrical Liquid Storage Tank Considering the Roof Characteristics

  • Doobyong Bae
  • Jang Ho ParkEmail author


Steel cylindrical tanks are widely used for the storage of hazardous substances of which leakage must be prevented under any circumstances. However, the dynamic response of the steel cylindrical liquid storage tank depends sensitively on the fluid–structure interaction and the vibration of the tank structure and necessitates clarification for the safety of the tank structure. This paper presents the results of shaking table tests performed to examine the dynamic behavior of a scaled cylindrical steel tank model considering the presence or not of fixed roof and added mass at the top of the tank for various fluid levels. The test results confirm the occurrence of both beam-type and oval-type vibration modes and show that the larger content of liquid inside the container amplified the acceleration along the height of the cylindrical tank. The oval-type vibration modes are seen to be more dominant in case of large water-to-structure mass ratio.


Steel cylindrical liquid storage tank Dynamic behavior Shaking table test Vibration mode 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringKookmin UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Civil System EngineeringAjou UniversitySuwonKorea

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