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JGardiner on Intersting AST AnalysisBy: JGardiner 
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 8:21:57 AM
New to the forum but have been working with API-650 tanks, mostly in the commercial nuclear industry. Wanted to share an interesting project!
In the nuclear industry ASTs are used to store water essential for the cooling of the reactor. We used finite element analysis to evaluate the tank subjected to winds of 360 mph and struck by a tornado missile. In this case an airborne pickup truck going 80 miles per hour. Its amazing how a thin metal tank and its energy-absorbing contents can withstand the impact and maintain its integrity..Definitely not an API-650 code case!
Look forward to great discussions on this forum!