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TANKS THAT FAILED DUE TO FIRE

Three tanks were completely destroyed by fire after a Typhoon affected the island of Guam, 2002.

The roofs of the tanks were gone. The roof of the tank on the right buckled due to heat. Guam, 2002.

Deflections at the top towards the inside of the tanks occurred in all cases. Guam, 2002

Large number of tanks destroyed by fire in Buncefield (England), 2005. Tank 910 (bottom right) shows roof collapse towards inside.

   
This research was supported by NSF-CCLI, DUE-0736828: "A Computer-Based Simulated Environment to Learn on Structural Failures in Engineering"