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Finite Element Analysis of Underground Storage Tank Subjected to External Loadings

12 June 2019 Institute of Materials, Malaysia

Corrosion and leakage have long been the major causes of tank failure with traditional steel underground storage tank (UST). The features and thickness of UST must be designed to withstand external loadings and weight of its fluid content. Once installed with all piping fixed, on-site measurement becomes a major challenge and performance monitoring data are scarcely available. In this paper, 3D computer aided design (CAD) of a full-scale, half-symmetry, UST model is analysed within two FEA programs, namely ANSYS and ABAQUS. The results provide an insight into the behaviour of UST system subjected to a predefined set of prescribed loadings. For full version of the journal article, please contact us directly at shafika.imm@gmail.com and/or aberamy.imm@gmail.com.

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