Elastic Analysis of a Cylindrical Storage Tank by the Coupling Method of Boundary and Finite Elements
A cylindrical storage tank has a welded steel structure and a diameter /thickness ratio of 2,000 to 10,000, which can be considered as a membrane structure. High bending stresses are applied to the shell-to-annular joint due to the hydrostatic pressure, and the maximum stress concentration occurs at the toe of a fillet weld.
KeywordsBoundary Element Method Boundary Integral Equation Fillet Weld Shell Plate Shell Finite Element
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