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RE: Elevated Tanks

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Refer to Amer. Water Works Assoc. [ AWWA] spec. D-100 for design design
loads, materials and allowable stresses. However this document is lacking
when it comes to design of attachment plates and the balcony girder. I have
not been able to find any good references related to those areas. I guess
one approach is to do a finite element analysis, but considering the number
of tanks already out their that seems to be overkill. AWWA may have some

Jim hester
-----Original Message-----
From:	Alexander Gutierrez [mailto:alexgutz(--nospam--at)]
Sent:	Wednesday, June 10, 1998 6:41 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