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Load cases in caesar II for tank settlement.

Load cases in caesar II for tank settlement.

Load cases in caesar II for tank settlement.

Could someone please tell me what should the load cases be for tank settlement check in caesar ? Kindly correct me if I am wrong :

L1 = W+T1+P1+D1 ( Normal operating case )
L2 = W+T1+P1+D1-D2 ( Tank settlement case )
L3 = W+P1 ( Sustained case )
L4 = L1-L3 ( Expansion case for T1 )
L5 = L2-L3 ( Expansion case for tank settlement )
L6 = L1-L2 ( complete Expansion range betn T1 and           settlement )

D1 is thermal displacement of nozzle
D2 is tank settlement

Thanks in advance


RE: Load cases in caesar II for tank settlement.

This looks ok, but why the "-D2"?  Normally in "D2" you would specify the "Dy= -x.xx", so then using "+D2" in the load case would displace the affected node in the "Dy" direction a "negative x.xx" distance.

Just make sure you have your signs correct.

Richard Ay

RE: Load cases in caesar II for tank settlement.

Thanks Richard.....

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