The research proposal impacts the engineering practice by bridging the gap between research findings and industry. The resulting design guidelines will combine the accuracy of the finite element analysis with the ease and practicality demanded by the industrial community. Other available procedures to analyze and design unanchored liquid storage tanks are either too complicated to be used in practical design or too simple to be accurate.
Figure 13: Finite Element Model of the Broad Tank
Figure 14: Finite Element Model of the Tall Tank
Figure 15: Static Response of the Broad Tank
Figure 16: Static Response of the Tall Tank