Evaluation of Ten Thousand Cubic Meters Mazut Tank Behavior Against Explosive Charges
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 2-2, March 2015, Pages: 80-85
Received: Nov. 13, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 16, 2015; Published: Dec. 17, 2015
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Saeid Azmoodeh, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tafresh, Tafresh, Iran
Nasser Arafati, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tafresh, Tafresh, Iran
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Considering the terrorist threats and blasts, which may occur to destroy a structure, the effect of explosive on a 10 thousand cubic meter Mazut tank of Mashhad Cement Company is studied. This article studies the behavior of 10 thousand cubic meter tank of storing Mazut with the help of ABQUS3D software. The explosive considered is TNT, which is studied in distances of 15, 25, 50, 100, 200 meters to the structure and with various thicknesses of the tank wall. Finally, the results indicate that by the increase of the wall thickness, the blast effect will mitigate. Also due to the surface wave generated, by the reduction of the blast distance to the structure, the effectiveness of the blast wave will be greater and ultimately, in a distance less than 15 meters, the tank will collapse.
Tank, Explosive Loading, ABAQUS Software, Performance Evaluation
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Saeid Azmoodeh, Nasser Arafati, Evaluation of Ten Thousand Cubic Meters Mazut Tank Behavior Against Explosive Charges, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Special Issue: Research and Practices of Civil Engineering in Developing Countries. Vol. 3, No. 2-2, 2015, pp. 80-85. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.s.2015030202.26
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