In the port of Antwerp is expanding the buffer capacity for a variety of liquids in storage tank facilities. By means of results of cone penetration test and settlement calculations (with log normal distribution) following EN 1997, for each zone were calculated a value of subgrade reaction. This value was verified with on site testing. With these values, a calculation model was made to determine the reinforcement. The possibility of Diamonds to calculation the total settlement was used to check the influence on the adjacent plate by modelling a flexible plate around the actual storage facility. The way of handling this project has guaranteed economic performance and currently in use, to everyone's satisfaction


Stubeco is an independent engineering office, specialized in structural design and analysis, commissioned by architects, contractors, public authorities and private individuals. Stubeco always strived to meet all the requirements of the clients without imposing a disruptive structure.

Thoughtful designs take into account both aesthetics and the economy, without losing the safety requirements and boundary conditions. Thanks to years of experience, it is possible to fit together these sometimes conflicting interests. The calculations which are made are always done in accordance with the Eurocodes with national application document.

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