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[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] Thank you. Do those AWWA specs help you design the tank? Because the tank is already completely designed in steel. I am just required to design the supporting structure that will put it 72 ft above the ground.

With earthquake (full tank) or wind (empty tank), that is an inverted pendulum. It has a body in motion inside. What I would like to know is how to structure the tower that will support the tank and if there are any simplified methods to solve it.

Thank you,


-----Original Message-----
From: Cain, William [mailto:bcain(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Martes 5 de Junio de 2001 12:22
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: RE: HIGH TANK

You don't say which fluid but for water tanks try:
AWWA D-100-96 for welded steel tanks
AWWA D-103-97 for bolted steel tanks
AWWA D-110-95 for wire or strand wrapped prestressed concrete tanks
AWWA D-115-95 for prestressed concrete tanks with circumferential tendons
These can be ordered from AWWA at:

API has similar provisions for petroleum product storage.

Bill Cain, SE
Oakland CA

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