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Advances in Mathematical Physics
Volume 2017, Article ID 1492035, 9 pages
Research Article

The Study of Seismic Response on Accelerated Contained Fluid

Department of Structural Mechanics, Institute of Structural Engineering, The Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vysokoskolska 4, 042 00 Košice, Slovakia

Correspondence should be addressed to Kamila Kotrasova; ks.ekut@avosartok.alimak

Received 17 October 2016; Revised 30 January 2017; Accepted 5 February 2017; Published 19 March 2017

Academic Editor: Nikos Mastorakis

Copyright © 2017 Kamila Kotrasova and Eva Kormanikova. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ground-supported cylindrical tanks are strategically very important structures used to store a variety of liquids. This paper presents the theoretical background of fluid effect on tank when a fluid container is subjected to horizontal acceleration. Fluid excites the hydrodynamic (impulsive and convective) pressures, impulsive and convective (sloshing) actions. Seismic response of cylindrical fluid filling tanks fixed to rigid foundations was calculated for variation of the tank slenderness parameter. The calculating procedure has been adopted in Eurocode 8.