The calculation of tank and vessel structures according to national, European and international standards has been an integral part of SDA-engineering GmbH's range of services for ten years. With the objective of an economical design of tanks and vessels, an automated verification tool based on a three-dimensional finite element model was developed.
Soil-structure interaction effects that are particularly important in case of seismic actions are optionally considered within the model generation. The application of seismic loads is achieved by means of an iterative procedure, according to which equivalent pressure components representing the dynamic behavior of the tank and its content are taken under consideration. Since wall thicknesses become uneconomical above a certain seismic hazard level, base isolation systems can be applied.
We offer our costumer an economical tank design based on advanced calculation models that have already proven themselves in numerous projects.