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RE: Pressure on tanks

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The 2 primary forces considered in the structural analysis and design of liquid containment structures are "impulsive forces" and "convective forces".  The "impulsive forces" are the fluid forces as if the liquid was a rigid body.  The "convective forces" are basically considered the sloshing forces or the forces induced due to the movement of the liquid.

Harold Sprague

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Subject:	Pressure on tanks

In reviewing a paper on static and dynamic pressures to be considered in
the analysis of tanks and pipes I ran across "Convective Pressure" Is there
any one out there that can explain what a convective pressure is?  Thanks!