Example

The methodology described in Section 2 is employed for an assessment of a postulated accident scenario. The work described in this paper covers the methodology used to evaluate the integrity of the structure shown in Figure 1 following a postulated handling accident scenario. As described in Section 1, it is postulated that during the various operations, a loading accident occurs when the container is suspended at a certain vertical position above the water surface. The objective of this work is to determine, using full-scale analysis, if the reinforced concrete pool and neighbouring structures are capable of withstanding the pressure pulse generated by the accidental drop of the container onto the surface of the water contained in the pool.