BURIED STRUCTURES - Tanks, Manholes, Wetwells, Soil Structure Interaction

  • Conducted eight full-scale buckling tests on 10,000 gallon buried tanks with camera inside to verify local buckling and global buckling, developed new design methods for FRP USTs
  • Conducted full scale float out test for 12,000 gallon UST for confirmation of buoyancy calculation method
  • Conducted or witnessed Man Hole tests for conformance with ASTM D3753 for FRP Man Holes
  • Designed tank upgrade for major FRP UST manufacturer to upgrade single wall tank to double wall tank in ground and received patent
  • Performed numerous forensic investigations of FRP UST problems
  • Provide guidance to manufacturers for testing new and existing products