AbstractStorage tanks located in coastal areas can be damaged by tsunami. The damage can lead a spill of gas or oil, which cause an extensive fire. Another huge tsunami triggered by earthquake is predicted to strike Japan in the near future. Therefore, tsunami wave load acting on storage tanks has to be investigated. The authors have investigated the characteristics of tsunami wave load acting on a storage tank (Araki et al., 2017a; 2017b). In this study, bore wave pressure acting on a cylindrical storage tank was measured. The characteristic of the pressure was discussed.
Araki, Kunimatsu, Nishiyama, Furuse, Aoki, Kotake (2017a): Experimental study on tsunami wave load acting on storage tank in coastal area, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Elsevier, Vol. 50, pp. 347-354.
Araki, Furuse, Iwasaki, Kunimatsu, Aoki (2017b): Hydrodynamic load acting on storage tank due to tsunami inundation flow, Proceeding of Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017, ICE (in press)