Use AWWA D100 ( American Water Works Association) http://www.awwa.org
Also a good reference is Steel Plate Engineering Data by Steel Plate
AWWA D100 has wind loading criteria. Some engineers prefer ASCE 7 for
detailed wind analysis on new designs. I expect that ASCE 7 will be a
problem for an old tank.
HILL Consulting Engineering
Birmingham, Alabama USA
From: T. Eric Gillham PE [mailto:gk2(--nospam--at)kuentos.guam.net]
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 1999 5:55 PM
To: seaoc list
Subject: Elevated Water Tank Evaluation
Our firm is being asked to evaluate an existing elevated water tank for
corrosion and structural adequacy.
I know there have been some threads on tank design, but it seems most are
related to fuel tanks.
Anyone know what national standards are used for the design/evaluation of
elevated water tanks? Design considerations include typhoon (hurricane)
wind loading as well as seismic.
Any help would be much appreciated.
T. Eric Gillham PE
PO Box 3207 Agana, Guam 96932
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