Iron Ore Storage Dome Collapse, Louisiana

In 2013, an iron ore storage dome collapsed. Bryant was engaged to determine what caused the higher-than-expected soil deformation and catastrophic failure of the dome. Our team performed a detailed review of the original FEA modeling used to develop the domes’ foundation design and created 3D and FEA models to represent the physical, subsurface, and geological conditions of the site, allowing us to evaluate the most probable cause of and order of events in the failure of the structure.

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