Computational buckling analysis of wind loaded cylindrical storage tanks

  • Mehdi Jahangiri


This paper intends to present an effective analysis of the buckling phenomenon in wind loaded cylindrical storage tanks in the form of a program package based on general purpose finite element codes. This program, namely TK-INDUSTRIAL, written in ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL), aims to evaluate the buckling response of storage tanks under wind or hurricane. As a major result, the critical buckling wind speed and the influence of using ring stiffeners to increase this critical speed were assessed. The proposed program was shown to provide appropriate results and can be used as a strong tool to simulate the buckling of wind loaded cylindrical storage tanks.


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Jahangiri, M. (2013). Computational buckling analysis of wind loaded cylindrical storage tanks. Majlesi Journal of Energy Management, 1(4). Retrieved from