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RE: RE: Seismic acceleration of H2O

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True the ACI 350-89 is not much help for seismic induced fluid loads.  You have to contact someone on the committee and get the unpublished version of ACI 350, but as far as the seismic fluid forces you can get the same info out of the current AWWA D100.

The ACI 350-89 is a help as far as performance criteria and load factors.

Save the grief and use the TM 5-809-10.  It has some limitations, but it is still probably the most widely used methodology for fluid forces.

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-----Original Message-----
From:	Bill Sherman [SMTP:SHERMANWC(--nospam--at)]
Sent:	Thursday, February 26, 1998 12:56 AM
To:	seaoc(--nospam--at)
Subject:	Re: RE: Seismic acceleration of H2O

Brent Koch wrote:
>I would suggest you should get a copy of the following ACI publication:
>Environmental Engineering Concrete Structures
>ACI Committee 350, 1989
>... Information on design of tanks to resist seismic loads is included.

Sorry, but ACI 350-89 only includes several references for seismic design (such as for the Housner method) - it does not provide any actual design formulas itself.