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RE: Elevated Tanks

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You want the answer in 25 words or less, I assume?  You can't hope to
become expert enough to perform these designs by reading a book or a
standard.  I suggest you write a performance spec based on AWWA D100-96,
with requirement for prequalification of the fabricators, and let
someone like CBI or PDM, who have decades of experience, do the actual
detailed design.

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> From: 	Alexander Gutierrez[SMTP:alexgutz(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, June 10, 1998 3:40 AM
> To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: 	Elevated Tanks
> I'm interested to know how to design/analyze steel elevated water
> tanks, particularly the body of the tank, the circumferential
> stiffener
> member at the spring line, the thickness and size of plate connecting
> the column support and bottom shell and the roof shell. What are the
> additional requirements if the tank is located in a Zone 4 region? Any
> help will be appreciated.
> Alex S G
> C.E.