Behavior of base-isolated liquid storage tanks under synthetic near-fault earthquake pulses

C. Alhan, E. Güler, H. Gazi

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Protection of liquid storage tanks from earthquake hazards is vital as damaging of these structures may result in significant economic losses. Base isolation has emerged as a successful alternative to classical earthquake resistant design of liquid storage tanks. However, near-fault earthquake records may include velocity pulses with long periods and large amplitudes that may cause large seismic responses since the isolation periods of base-isolated liquid storage tanks encompass a similar range with pulse periods of near-fault earthquakes. In order to assess the influence of near-fault earthquakes on the seismic response parameters, here, the behavior of a benchmark base-isolated liquid storage tank is evaluated under synthetically generated pulses which represent near-fault earthquakes of different magnitudes recorded at different fault-distances. Seismic response parameters including base and sloshing fluid displacements, isolation system shear, fluidtank shear force, and fluid shear force are reported in a comparative manner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Engineering Systems
Subtitle of host publicationEmphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781138028470
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Oct 201620 Oct 2016


Conference5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016

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