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Cross bracing all around the vertical members will absorb the stresses and strain caused by horizontal force induced by earthquake or wind with various conditions of loading.

Syed A. Basith, P.Eng.

>From: "Juan José Treff De la Mora"
>Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>CC: bcain(--nospam--at)ebmud.com, geeffland(--nospam--at)butlermfg.com
>Subject: RE: HIGH TANK
>Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 14:16:11 -0500
>
>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,
>
>JJ
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Cain, William [mailto:bcain(--nospam--at)ebmud.com]
>Sent: Martes 5 de Junio de 2001 12:22
>To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
>Subject: RE: HIGH TANK
>
>
>JJ-
>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: www.awwa.org
>
>API has similar provisions for petroleum product storage.
>
>Regards,
>Bill Cain, SE
>Oakland CA
>
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