5-7 December 2018 - Hong Kong, China


Ninth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS 2018)



Junwen Zhou 1* and Ming Zhao 1

1 Department of civil engineering, Tongji University, No.1239, Siping Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China

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The seismic safety of liquid storage tanks has earned a great attention in the lifeline engineering and academic field. A model incorporating with liquid-structure interaction is developed to investigate the seismic response of spherical liquid storage tanks which is widely used in the petrochemical industry. The proposed approach is based on numerical method with the inside liquid considered by finite element for different liquid depth. The results show the influence of the liquid levels on the natural frequencies and indicate that the liquid sloshing has a significant effect on the dynamic characteristics of the structure. With an increase of the liquid level, the natural frequency of the tank system decreases. The seismic response of the spherical tank under horizontal earthquake is obtained with respect to the displacement of the structure, the stress of the tank wall and the column, the tensile stress of the connecting bar, the shear force and the axial force of columns. It illustrates that the liquid-structure interaction is important for the seismic design of liquid storage tanks.


Liquid storage tank; Seismic response; Liquid-structure interaction

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First call for paper:
1 January 2018
Abstract submission: (CLOSED)
1 April 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance:
on or before 16 April 2018 
Full paper submission: 
15 July 2018
Online Registration Begins:
1 August 2018
Notification of full paper acceptance:
31 August 2018
Early bird registration:
on or before 7 September 2018
Online Registration Closes:
31 October 2018
Announcement of programme:
1 November 2018
ICASS2018 December 05, 2018 08:00 AM