AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF SLOSHING IN WATER TANKS UNDER SEISMIC CONDITION
Sloshing is defined as the movement of liquid surface inside a tank. For sloshing, it is necessary to have a free surface of liquid. It encompasses a wide spectrum of problems in engineering interests. Study of sloshing phenomenon in water tanks is very vital during the event of earthquake because water tanks play a key role in relief operations after disasters. Thus, securing water for domestic purposes and fire control operations until the restoration of uninterrupted water supply is very important for disaster victims. During earthquakes, additional fluid pressure is exerted on the walls of the water tank. Therefore, a detailed analysis of the water storage tanks during seismic excitations is crucial for safe design of the water tanks.