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

Alhan C., Guler E., Gazi H.

5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE), Delft, Hollanda, 16 - 20 Ekim 2016, ss.2415-2419 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Delft
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Hollanda
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2415-2419


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, fluid-tank shear force, and fluid shear force are reported in a comparative manner.