The paper refers to a structural finite element analysis on the reservoirs for sludge fermentation subjected to static in-duty loads, at Glina Water Waste Treatment Plant. The purpose was to assess the stress and deformation states in subsequent erection and service conditions, to verify the design provisions and to emphasize the sensitivities, for a structure which was designed in the ‘80s based on analytical procedures. The results obtained on the numerical models highlight the importance of the soil-structure interaction, in peculiar the one influenced by the soil mass deformability, on the overall structural response. Based on the calculated stresses, all structural components were verified according to the actual design codes at the ultimate limit state and the service limit state (water tightness/crack emergence).
- numerical modeling
- pre-stressed concrete structure
- soil-structure interaction