This result presents the experimental measurements and the theoretical studies concerning the fields of the spatial deformation and the stresses of a spatial structure for a petroleum coke plant as consequences of the variations of the vertical seismic loadings. These fields are calculated using the finite element method.
This research is fulfilled using the Solid Works 2007 and Cosmos Flow 2007 software.
The numerical results obtained from this study are usually used in the engineering practice to optimal design the spatial structure of petroleum coke plant or to predict and verify the effective stress of the structure. These methods enables a detailed study of fields with highly accuracy and for this reason are useful tool in the system designing.