Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

One of the three oil storage tanks constructed failed while being test loaded by filling with water. A detailed study of soil characteristics and the causes for the failure of only one of the three oil storage tanks is analysed in detail in the paper. A method of stabilising the weak soil for the re-construction of the tank at the same location is recommended based on laboratory studies made.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Failure of an Oil Storage Tank

One of the three oil storage tanks constructed failed while being test loaded by filling with water. A detailed study of soil characteristics and the causes for the failure of only one of the three oil storage tanks is analysed in detail in the paper. A method of stabilising the weak soil for the re-construction of the tank at the same location is recommended based on laboratory studies made.