Spence, J. and Nash, D.H. (2003) Parametric plastic collapse loads and their validation for horizontal saddle supported storage vessels. In: International Conference on Design, Inspection, Maintenance and Operation of Cylindrical Steel Tanks and Pipelines, 2003-10-08 - 2003-10-11, Kralupy, Czech Republic.
In general, progressive plastic collapse occurs in vessels with low values of R/t ratio, typically less than 200, and elastic-plastic buckling is observed in vessels with higher R/t ratios. The aim of this paper is to examine various theoretical analyses for plastic collapse loads, applicable to vessels with low values of R/t ratio, and compare these with the experimental results obtained by the authors and others.
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