Optimization of Natural Frequency of Vertical Storage Tower Using FEA
A vertical storage tower is typically used to store liquids or fine powders. To maximize the storage capacity, these columns are usually very tall typically over 27 meters. They are typically susceptible to wind loads, as the bending caused is much greater at these heights. The design problem is that, a vertical storage vessel is to be constructed near an agitator used in the process. The agitator is to generate vibrations at a certain frequency. If the natural frequency of the storage column matches that of the agitator, then it would result in a certain failure of the vessel at resonance.