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TANKS THAT FAILED DUE TO WIND

Tanks with a roof tend to get damage due to buckling during hurricanes of categories 2 or 3. Tanks without a roof may suffer more catastrophic failures under hurricanes. Tanks are more vulnerable to winds when they are empty.

Buckling of a tank in Pe˝uelas, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Georges, 1998.

Buckling of a tank in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Georges, 1998.

Buckling of a tank in the island of Guam, under a hurricane, 2002.

Failure of open-top tanks in St. Croix, Hurricane Hugo, 1989.

 

 

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