Elastic Analysis of a Cylindrical Storage Tank by the Coupling Method of Boundary and Finite Elements

  • S. Yoshida
  • T. Miyoshi
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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.


Boundary Element Method Boundary Integral Equation Fillet Weld Shell Plate Shell Finite Element 


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© Springer Japan 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Yoshida
    • 1
  • T. Miyoshi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Structural AnalysisKoyo Iron Works & Construction Co., Ltd.Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105Japan
  2. 2.Department of Precision Machinery Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of TokyoHongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113Japan

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